Special appearances by world renowned Athletes, Olympic Gold Medalists and celebrities included actor Jack Huston of “Ben-Hur” (2016) and local heartthrob Danté Stallone.
WELLINGTON, Fla., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Stathis Enterprises and the World Chariot Racing Federation (WCRF) will be launching a Pre-Olympic “Road to Rio” VIP party Sunday, April 24th at the International Polo Club.
Helping promote the event was actor Jack Huston, the upcoming lead as Judah Ben-Hur in this summer’s feature film, Ben-Hur and local heartthrob Danté Stallone, step-brother to Sylvester Stallone.
Everyone in attendance will enjoy seeing the most prestigious polo match in the world, the 112th annual US Polo Championship.
The WCRF is dedicated to resurrecting Chariot Racing in the Olympics while revitalization and reshaping the sport of under saddle trotting (the new USTA) and harness racing.
Just as the lighting of the torch from Olympia, Greece today is on its route to Rio de Janeiro, the WCRF will commence its journey for the Olympics Road to Rio in 2016 from out of the ashes of Barn 9 at the South Florida Trotting Center. It is symbolic as Barn 9 was Sam Stathis’s barn where the 12 horses perished in a tragic fire on March 16, 2016.
The Pre-Olympic “Road to Rio” tour will be highlighted by the exotic Chariot Racing that the ancient Olympics were founded on. Metaphorically this marks the resurrection of Chariot Racing back into the Olympic Games, on the holiest of holidays for the Greek Orthodox, Easter. The journey continues to Greece, Italy and Sicily, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland, England, Sweden, North America and ending at the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro in August, 2016.