Edwin J. Gregson

Edwin J. Gregson (August 7, 1938 – June 4, 2000) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. He was the trainer of Gato Del Sol who won the 1982 Kentucky Derby.

Edwin J. Gregson
Born(1938-08-07)August 7, 1938
Los Angeles, California
DiedJune 4, 2000(2000-06-04) (aged 61)
South Pasadena, California
Major racing wins
Santa Ana Handicap (1978)
Santa Barbara Handicap (1978)
Beverly Hills Handicap (1979)
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (1980)
Del Mar Futurity (1981)
Monrovia Handicap (1982)
Del Mar Derby (1984)
Morvich Handicap (1984)
Carleton F. Burke Handicap (1985)
Autumn Days Handicap (1985)
Eddie Read Handicap (1985)
San Diego Handicap (1985, 1987)
Silver Belles Handicap (1985)
Apple Blossom Handicap (1986)
Goodwood Handicap (1986)
Santa Maria Stakes (1986)
Silver Screen Handicap (1987)
Yankee Valor Handicap (1987)
San Pasqual Handicap (1988)
El Conejo Handicap (1989)
Hollywood Gold Cup (1989)
Sunset Handicap (1989, 1990, 1996)
Palos Verdes Handicap (1989)
San Antonio Handicap (1989)
San Marcos Handicap (1989)
San Simeon Handicap (1989)
Del Mar Oaks (1990)
Toboggan Handicap (1990)
Yerba Buena Handicap (1990)
Del Mar Handicap (1995)
Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (1995)
Wickerr Handicap (1995)
San Gorgonio Handicap (2000)
Santa Ynez Stakes (2000)

U.S. Triple Crown wins:
Kentucky Derby (1982)

Edwin J. Gregson Foundation
Significant horses
Gato Del Sol, Petite Ile, Super Diamond

He died on June 4, 2000, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[1] In his honor, a charitable institution founded by the association of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) designed to "enhance the quality of life of California's backstretch workers and their families" was renamed the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation.[2]

Edwin J. Gregson FoundationEdit

Edwin J. Gregson Foundation
TypeFoundation (nonprofit)
Headquarters Arcadia, CA, United States
Jenine Sahadi
Revenue (2017)
Expenses (2017)$211,879[3]

The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit foundation in the American Thoroughbred horse racing industry based in Arcadia, California. Its stated objective is to "enhance the quality of life of California's backstretch workers and their families." Founded in 1998, in 2000 it was renamed to honor the memory of trainer and former CTT president, Edwin J. "Eddie" Gregson, who was the first to advocate the creation of the Foundation.

Among its functions, the Foundation provides College Scholarships to the children of backstretch workers.

Since July 2001, trainer Jenine Sahadi has been President of the Foundation.[4]


  1. ^ "Gato Del Sol Trainer Gregson Is Found Dead". Articles.latimes.com. 2000-06-06. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  2. ^ The Edwin J. Gregson Foundation Retrieved September 23, 2018
  3. ^ a b "Edwin J. Gregson Foundation" (PDF). Candid. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Trailblazing Trainer Jenine Sahadi Enjoys Giving Back to Racing".

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