Inglewood, Calif. - Horse Racing Hall of Fame All Stars Gary Stevens, Chris McCarron, Laffit Pincay Jr., and Eddie Delahoussaye will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting California Equine Retirement Foundation, Jockeys' Guild, and Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Oak Tree meeting at Hollywood Park October 2, 2010, 12pm .
" Having four Hall of Fame jockeys from the pages of horse racing history signing collectible jerseys will give the thoroughbred industry a nostalgic boost," said Jack Mutz, owner of MVP Champions in a statement. "We were looking at new and exciting ways to raise thoroughbred awareness, and it seems we have found our niche. The support we have gained from our promotions has been amazing."
The All Star collectible jerseys feature sublimated pictures and the authentic signatures of Laffit Pincay Jr., Gary Stevens, Chris McCarron, Eddie Delahoussaye, and the year they were inducted into The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. The jerseys also feature a sleeve sponsored by Rancho Paseana Training Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California owned by, weight loss and nutrition entrepreneur, Jenny Craig. A special Craig touch to the sponsored sleeve are the names Paseana, Candy Ride, Exchange, Different, and Candy Ride, horses that the jockeys rode for Jenny Craig during their careers.
MVP Champions has presented jersey promotions honoring American thoroughbred race horses, jockeys and trainers benefiting thoroughbred charities at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, and Del Mar, and have plans to go eastward in 2011. Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Bob Baffert, and Hall of Fame Jockeys Laffit Pincay Jr. and Mike Smith have participated in the fan appreciated signings that are becoming very popular.
Bo Derek, Commissioner of the California Horses Racing Board of California, has agreed to show support for the Hall of Fame jockeys and charities represented at this event, along with many guest and fans who are planning to attend a star studded day October 2, 2010 at 12pm during the Oak Tree meet at Hollywood Park.
MVP Champions will also launch a new jersey featuring 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat during the meet at Hollywood Park benefiting the Secretariat Foundation in Colorado, Kentucky.The Secretariat Foundation was created by Penny Chenery to serve as a non profit charitable organization within the thoroughbred and equine-related industries.
All Star and Hall of Fame jerseys can be purchased at www.mvpchampions.com