Albarado, Thayer, McLean To Appear on This Week’s “Ky Racing Spotlight” Show
(Swiss Skydiver, with jockey Robby Albarado in the irons / Coady Photography)
Robby Albarado on Ky Racing Spotlight (6-7p ET Friday);
Damon Thayer, Gene McLean also join Jennie and Joe
(Graphic by Davis Innovation.)
Robby Albarado, rider of two Horses of the Year and two Preakness Stakes winners, will be in studio for the second edition of Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680/105.7.
Albarado’s final mount in a career spanning 34,113 races, 5,222 victories and more than $221 million in purse earnings will be Saturday at Turfway Park. He retires from a career that began in 1990 and saw the jockey capture the 2020 Preakness Stakes on the 3-year-old filly champion Swiss Skydiver. Albarado’s career highlights include the 2007 Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic and 2008 Dubai World Cup with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and riding 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft.
Program co-hosts Jennie Rees and Joe Clabes will talk with Albarado about his career and future plans. Also joining this Friday’s show will be Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer and Louisville Thoroughbred Society
co-founder Gene McLean. (Check out our video tour of LTS at bottom of release.)
In addition to airing on ESPN 680-AM/105.7 FM, the region’s sports-talk leader, Kentucky Racing Spotlight will be streamed live at espnlouisville.com
, on the ESPN 680 app and the TuneIn and iHeart apps. The replay will be available on espnlouisville.com
under the podcasts tab and posted on Kentucky Racing Radio’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If Kentucky Racing Spotlight should get pre-empted for breaking news – as happened last week — the show will be pre-recorded and air Saturday morning at a time to be determined. Check out Kentucky Racing Spotlight’s Facebook page (@Kentucky Racing Spotlight radio) and Twitter (@KyRacingSptlght) for any updates.
The Kentucky HBPA, the show’s presenting sponsor, represents about 6,000 licensed owners and trainers at all five Kentucky thoroughbred tracks. Other sponsors include Louisville Thoroughbred Society, NKYTribune.com
and Davis Innovation.
Gene McLean takes Jennie on a tour of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society
Photos below: Robby Albarado winning the 2020 Preakness on Swiss Skydiver. Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club photos.
The Kentucky division of the Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association is one of the country’s largest horsemen’s groups, representing more than 6,000 owners and trainers at Kentucky’s five thoroughbred tracks. As an affiliate of the National HBPA that represents 30,000 horsemen in the United States and Canada, the Kentucky HBPA’s responsibilities have greatly expanded as the racing industry has become more complex. In addition to its original general benevolence mission, the HBPA is the leading force for horsemen in negotiating contracts with tracks as well as the advancement of the sport through safety and integrity initiatives, promoting racing and assisting in the development of aftercare programs for retired racehorses.
3729 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40214-1712
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