FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Bob Baffert, Mike Smith & Laffit Pincay Jr. Jersey Sale to Benefit Old Friends,The Race For Education, and Jockeys' Guild.
DEL MAR, Calif. - Horseracing Hall of Fame trio Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, and Laffit Pincay Jr. will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, The Race For Education, and Jockeys' Guild Labor Day Sept 6, 2010 at Del Mar Race Track.
" We are calling this a three in one Hall of Fame jersey promotion benefiting thoroughbred charities, Jack Mutz, Owner of MVP Champions said in a statement. When Bob Baffert signed our first collectible jersey April 3rd, 2010, Derby Day at Santa Anita, we knew that the vision of supporting thoroughbred charities with collectible jersey sales would work. Since then, we have had sell out promotions at Hollywood Park and Del Mar, with Laffit Pincay Jr. and Mike Smith signing jerseys benefiting charities of their choice. We thank everyone for supporting our efforts."
A portion proceeds from the sale of each jersey will benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement, Jockeys' Guild, and The Race For Education The Race For Education , a national 501(c)(3) scholarship organization, that enables young people of equine industry families as well as those who want to pursue an equine-related or agricultural career, to obtain a college degree.
MVP Champions plans release new Hall of Fame collectible jerseys at special promotions planned at Hollywood Park and Golden Gate in October.
The jerseys feature Russell Baze commemorating his 11,000th win, a Hall of Fame All Star jersey featuring Chris McCarron, Gary Stevens, Eddie Delahoussaye, and Laffit Pincay Jr., and a prestigious triple crown jersey featuring thoroughbred racing legend Secretariat.
The collectible Hall of Fame jerseys can be purchased at www.mvpchampions.com