John Gosden was honored at a
fundraising dinner by the
Edwin J. Gregson Foundation.
November 3, 2021


Jenine Sahadi on the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation


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Thoroughbred trainer Jenine Sahadi is President of the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation. She has been head of the Foundation since July, 2001, finds it a highly worthwhile cause, and has been particularly motivated by its role in providing financial help in college for children of stable workers.

Since obtaining her trainer's license in 1993, she has already achieved several significant firsts. She became the first female trainer to win a Breeders' Cup race, with Lit de Justice in the 1996 Sprint. She is the only female trainer to win two Breeders' Cup races, repeating in the Sprint in 1997 with Elmhurst. She became the first female trainer to win the Santa Anita Derby with The Deputy in 2000. She is also the leading female trainer in career earnings.


Daughter of prominent California thoroughbred breeders Fred and Helen Sahadi, she graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism/communications and worked for seven years in the marketing and publicity departments at Hollywood Park before turning to the backstretch. Jenine retired as a thoroughbred trainer in 2011.

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Grant Recipients 2021


Year 2021 scholarship applications were reviewed by the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Scholarship Committee on October 1, 2021.

A total of five (5) new scholarship grant applications were approved, for a combined grant total of $41,000. In addition, there were eighteen (18) past recipient applications approved, with grants totaling $178,500. The overall grant total for year 2021: $219,500.

Below are the new scholarship program grant recipients of Year 2021.

Kimberly C.
Human Biology
Stanford University
Zavina C.
Political Science
Ithaca College
Justin M.
BFA Theater: Acting Emphasis
University of Oklahoma
Araceli H.P.
UNIDEP, Tij., Mex.


Past Grant Recipients


Elizabeth R. 2005 Occupational Therapist


Ivanna M. 2004 Architect, Junior Project Manager


Vanessa M. 2015 Dental Assistant


Daniel V. 2006 Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch


Brianne O. English/Political Science