The 26th annual West Virginia Breakfast of Champions will welcome special guests Chris McCarron, Carl Nafzger, King T. Leatherbury and the long list of former Washington Redskins players that normally attend.
McCarron is a Hall of Fame jockey whose credentials include 7,141 wins, six Triple Crown wins, and nine Breeders’ Cup wins. McCarron won five Breeders’ Cup Classics. Veteran thoroughbred trainer Nafzger is also in the U. S. Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga. The legendary conditioner is now semi-retired. He has twice won the Kentucky Derby and has a Breeders’ Cup Classic victory as well. Leatherbury attended last year’s Breakfast of Champions. The trainer has more than 6,300 wins, placing him third on the all-time list of winning conditioners.
The event is hosted by Sam Huff and Carol Holden, who welcomed former Redskins Ron Saul, Roy Jefferson, Bobby Mitchell, Sonny Jurgensen, and Ted Vactor in 2011.
ESPN’s Chris Lincoln as well as Redskins’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Bruce Allen and a team broadcaster, Larry Michaels, will be in attendance again this year.
The Breakfast of Champions is sponsored by the Charles Town HPBA, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, and United Tote to benefit the Charles Town Races Chaplaincy and Eastern Panhandle Free Clinic.
Tickets cost $15 and may be purchased from the West Virginia Breeders’ Classics office at 304-725-0709.