(The Spires of Churchill Downs / Coady Photography)

From the Churchill Downs Media Team / Darren Rogers:

“The Kentucky horse racing and breeding industry wouldn’t be in the strong position it is in today without the passion, commitment and leadership of Frank Jones Jr. From his meaningful contribution to the Kentucky HBPA to his impact on the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and as past president of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners, our sport and community lost a dear friend and tremendous advocate, and we at Churchill Downs lost a valued partner. He will be greatly missed, and our thoughts are with his family and countless number of friends and colleagues during this difficult time.”

Bill Carstanjen — President & CEO of Churchill Downs, Inc.

– Churchill Downs Racetrack President Mike Anderson.