LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2011) – The University of Kentucky’s Horse Racing Club will host a panel featuring leaders within Thoroughbred horse racing April 17 at Fasig Tipton in Lexington. The event, “Inside Horse Racing: The Road to the Triple Crown,” will begin at 6 p.m.

Confirmed speakers for the panel-style event include Jimmy Bell, president of Darley USA; jockey Jean Cruguet; Thoroughbred owner Barry Irwin and trainer Dale Romans. Horse Racing Radio Network’s Mike Penna will serve as master of ceremonies.

There will be a silent auction benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the general public.

Event sponsors include Churchill Downs, Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club, UK Student Government Association, The Breeders’ Cup, Fasig Tipton, Thoroughbred Daily News, Horse Racing Radio Network, Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, and UK Ag Equine Programs’ Rood and Riddle Fund.

On-site parking is free. Questions can be directed to the club at ukhorseracingclub@gmail.com or public relations representative Marshall Blevins at marshallblevins@gmail.com.


Contact: Laurie Lawrence, 859-257-7509; Holly Wiemers; 859-257-2226