Louisville Thoroughbred Society: Photo Update

The dust is flying inside. The mud is still working outside. And, the work continues on all sides.

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society — an upscale, private membership club dedicated to serving those that are interested in, invested in and fans of the Thoroughbred industry and which is scheduled to open later this year — is coming together.

The new facility, which will be located at 209 East Main Street and occupy the entire second floor of the renovated Hughes Lofts when completed, is a whirlwind of activity these days, for sure. Construction crews have removed (and stored, for “safe keeping”) the former iron-clad safes that were located in both the basement and the first floor in order to make way for the South End Elevator Tower that will service all six floors of the building.

Concrete work continues on the outside, and prep work for nearly 30 new stone columns that will bear the initial weight of the new parking garage are about to be poured and located — starting next week.

The infrastructure for both the staircases in the two new stair towers — added to the outside of the building — has been ordered and should be set into place soon.

And, renovation and restoration work on the antique bar for the “Cigar Bar,” is ongoing and making progress.

Here’s a closer look at the latest work on the facility:

For more details on how you can join and become a member of the new facility, go to our website at www.thelouisvillethoroughbredsociety.com and fill out the membership application.


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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