The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation hosted a charity fundraiser July 27 honoring Hall of Famers jockey Julie Krone and trainer Richard Mandella for “their extraordinary racing accomplishments and contributions to the prominence of the thoroughbred industry.”
The event included a festive Carnival Party and dinner tribute. Cocktail time featured “Dunk Tank high jinks to help raise fun and funds.” Dunkees were honoree Richard Mandella, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President and General Manager Joe Harper, Gregson Foundation President Jenine Sahadi, and thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert.
Proceeds of the event will be used for continued development of various educational and recreation programs to benefit California’s backstretch workers and their families, helping these individuals improve their standard of living and achieve excellence in their lives.
The event was held at the Seaside Cabaña at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar. Visit www.gregsonfoundation.com. Photos by Jon Clark.