Louisville Thoroughbred Society Update: A Look Inside

(Things are looking good at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society / Photo by Gene McLean)

The work continues at the Louisville Thoroughbred Society, which will be housed in the historic Hughes Lofts at 209 East Main Street in downtown Louisville.

The parking garage is going up.

The North staircase tower has new metal stairs now installed.

The front of the building is getting a new look.

And, windows are being popped into the LTS’ “Library” on the second floor.

New doors are being chiseled through the brick walls.

Electric is being run through conduit to all the outlets.

Most of the plumbing has been installed.

And, the duct work for the heat and air conditioning is all up.

It won’t be long now.

Come take a look.

And, visit our website at www.thelouisvillethoroughbredsociety.com. You can find a membership link there and sign up for the new, private-membership club. Membership will be cut off after the first 800 are signed up. Don’t be left at the starting gate.

Take a look:

(Subway bricks are being cut to install and cover the elevator walls on the first floor / Photos by Gene McLean)

(The historic brick has been added to the elevator shaft on the South end of the Hughes Lofts / Photo by Gene McLean)

(Workers measure for the new windows in the front of the Hughes Lofts / Photo by Gene McLean)

(The elevator shaft on the first floor is ready for new subway tile look, and a new door has been cut for the LTS’ kitchen area / Photos by Gene McLean)

(New doors are being cut in the LTS’ Library to provide access to the new restaurant that will be built on top of the parking garage / Photos by Gene McLean)

(New windows are being popped into the LTS’ Library, and the doors are being chiseled in and out / Photos by Gene McLean)


(Electrical outlets and conduit are being run throughout the LTS rooms / Photos by Gene McLean)

(The look through the LTS space / Photo by Gene McLean)

(The new staircases have been installed in the “North Tower,” near Washington Street. Now, both of the staircases are about ready for use. / Photos by Gene McLean

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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