EDWIN J. GREGSON FOUNDATION
Save The Date
Please save the date of Wednesday, Nov. 3, for this year's Gregson Foundation dinner, at which we will have a VERY special guest of honor: champion trainer John Gosden, who began his career in Southern California before returning to his native England and becoming one of the sport's all-time greats. He will be in town for the Breeders' Cup that week at Del Mar, and he's bringing along champion jockey Frankie Dettori, who is signed up to be one of those honoring John at our dinner. This is a can't-miss event, and it's for a great cause, raising money to fund scholarships for children of backstretch employees.
What:     Gregson Foundation dinner honoring John Gosden
When:     Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Where:     Fairmont Grand Del Mar, granddelmar.com
For dinner ticket purchases & questions, please call (626) 447-2339
Board of Directors
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.
Grant Recipients 2020
Year 2020 scholarship applications were reviewed by the
Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Scholarship Committee on October 17, 2020.
A total of thirteen (13) new scholarship grant applications were
approved, for a combined grant total of $32,000. In addition, there
were thirty (30) past recipient applications approved, with grants
totaling $147,300. The overall grant total for year 2020: $179,300.
Below are the new scholarship program grant recipients of Year 2020.