Breakfast with football royalty
The 26th annual Breakfast of Champions was held on Oct. 20 at the Skyline Ballroom at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. The breakfast, which starts the day leading up to the West Virginia Breeders Classic race, is attended every year by legendary Washington Redskins and famous horse jockeys. Led by NFL Hall of Fame member and race founder Sam Huff, this year’s guests included fellow Hall of Fame members Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Jurgensen and Charlie Taylor; 1982 NFL MVP Mark Moseley; former Washington Redskins Ron Saul, Ted Vactor and Jimmie Jones; and Washington Redskins Radio Network play-by-play announcer Larry Michael. U.S. Racing Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron was the keynote speaker. McCarron retired in 2002 as thoroughbred racing’s all-time leader in purse earnings with more than $264 million in winnings.
He also served as technical advisor, racing designer and actor in the 2003 film Seabiscuit.