Benefit for Omar Berrio July 7 at Hollywood
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 3:28:15 PM
Last Updated: 7/2/2012 4:16:48 PM

Omar Berrio
Photo: Benoit Photography

A dinner and dance event to benefit jockey Omar Berrio will be held after the races July 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

The Turf Club event, which will be hosted by Betfair Hollywood Park, the local jockey colony, and the Southern California Race Track Chaplaincy, is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Berrio, a rider on this circuit for more than 20 years, suffered his second stroke May 11. A native of Panama City, Panama, who won his initial race April 13, 1990, at Santa Anita Park, Berrio, 43, was first stricken in 2010.

A $100 donation allows fans to enjoy a buffet dinner and meet members of the Southern California jockey community, including Rafael Bejarano, Victor Espinoza, David Flores, and Joe Talamo.

For more information and to purchase tickets, call Hollywood Park’s group events department at 310-419-1529.



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