Ken Wilkins Joins Team at “The Pressbox” & “Louisville Thoroughbred Society”

(Ken Wilkins joins team at “The Pressbox” & “Louisivlle Thoroughbred Society”

Ken Wilkins, who has been in the horse business for nearly four decades, has joined the team at “The Pressbox,” and “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society.”

Wilkins has served at many levels of management throughout his career, culminated by holding the position of “Stallion Director” at several prominent stallion stations. He brings his experience and connections to help the promotion and advertising opportunities that will become available within this new venture — “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society.”

“I am thrilled to join Gene McLean in this opportunity, and help work to make this dream come to fruition. I applaud any effort to promote the sport that I have been a part of for a lifetime. To be able to develop a community like this – which will bring together enthusiasts, owners, and breeders — will certainly reap many benefits for those involved, as well as the industry as a whole. All the pieces are there for “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society” to be a dynamic organization in the heart of an up-and-coming area near “Whiskey Row” and the Yum Center!”

Ken will be involved with providing sponsorship and advertising opportunities to businesses within and outside the horse industry.

Ken is a Lexington native and currently resides in Woodford County.

They’re taking way too long for this (before the DQ). The longer this goes it certainly isn’t good. But, after the way that horse hit McKinzie at the top of the stretch . . . give me a break. It was game over.

(After the announcement of McKinzie being disqualified) “That’s some bulls . . . Javier had a better story, I guess. I’m shocked, after the way he hit us at the top of the stretch. I don’t know what they’re looking at, but apparently he talked them into it. That’s why they should never talk to the jockeys, just watch it themselves.”

Bob Baffert, McKinzie Trainer, Second San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita
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    Gene McLean began his professional career in 1977 as a sportswriter and columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader in Lexington, Ky., and was recognized as one of the state’s best writers, winning the prestigious “Sportswriter of the Year” honor in 1985. Now the President and Publisher of The Pressbox, McLean sets ...

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