ARCADIA, Calif. (June 24, 2015) – The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation is delighted to announce that it will host a charity fundraising dinner honoring American Hall of Fame jockeys Mike Smith and Gary Stevens for their extraordinary racing accomplishments and contributions to the prominence of the Thoroughbred horse racing industry.

This dinner marks year fifteen of fundraising activities spearheaded by Jenine Sahadi, president of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. “We look forward to a fabulous evening celebrating two great, phenomenally talented jockeys, esteemed not only by our industry members, but literally loved by fans throughout the world,” says Sahadi.

Proceeds of the event will be used for continued development of various educational programs to benefit California’s worthy backstretch workers and their families. These programs, such as college scholarship grants, computer literacy classes, on-going English as a Second Language courses, were part of trainer Eddie Gregson’s vision in helping individuals improve their standard of living and achieve excellence in their lives.

The Foundation will fete Smith and Stevens at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar in San Diego, California. The dinner will take place on Monday, August 3, 2015 and tickets for the event are $300 per person. This annual event has proven to sell out each year, and the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation encourages early purchase of tickets to assure attendance. Please contact Angie Carmona at (626) 447-2339 for further information or go to