Mike Smith

Mike Smith

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Smith and Zenyatta Jerseys to Benefit Charity

The jockey will sign collectible jerseys at Del Mar Aug. 7.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and The Race for Education scholarship organization at Del Mar Aug. 7.

"We thank Mike Smith for agreeing to sign collectible jerseys featuring his achievements as a Hall of Fame jockey,” Jack Mutz, owner of MVP Champions, said in a statement. “Del Mar has given his fans a golden opportunity to meet him in person and create a nostalgic memory that will last forever. Mike was very helpful giving creative suggestions to make his jersey a unique standout in the series."

A portion of proceeds from the sale of each jersey will benefit The Race for Education, a charitable 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.

Mike Smith will also sign MVP Champion's top seller, champion Zenyatta's limited edition collectible jersey benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.

The jerseys can be purchased online at www.mvpchampions.com and will be available at the Silks Gift Shop at Del Mar Aug. 6.