LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 21, 2011) – The University of Kentucky’s Horse Racing Club will host a panel featuring several Thoroughbred horse racing professionals who have been involved in winning the Kentucky Derby. The event, “Inside Horse Racing: The Derby Experience,” will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, April 25 in the Grand Ballroom of the UK Student Center.        

Confirmed speakers for the panel-style event include Bill Casner, Arthur Hancock, Chris McCarron and John Ward. Horse Racing Radio Network’s Mike Penna will moderate.

There will be a silent auction (cash or check only) featuring horse memorabilia as well as items donated by other Lexington businesses. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Tickets are $5 for students and interns and $10 for the general public.

Proceeds will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America and the UK Horse Racing Club.

Event sponsors include Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders, UK Student Government Association, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, UK Equine Initiative, Denali Stud, Hallway Feeds and the Horse Racing Radio Network.

Parking will be available in UK Parking Structure #5 on South Limestone across from the UK Student Center and will be free when a voucher is requested at check in. For a map, go to http://www.uky.edu/Parking/images/ps5-map.jpg


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