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.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds
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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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