New Home of Louisville Thoroughbred Society Coming Along — Update On Oct. 3

Today’s Focal Update of “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society”:

Here are a few photos taken inside of the Hughes Lofts project, located at 209 East Main Street, and the soon-to-be-home of the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society.

The new, state-of-the-art, private membership club is expected to open in 2019 and will feature some of the most innovative and creative audio/video equipment and surround-sound technology that is sure to help bring Thoroughbred racing action from around the world to downtown Louisville.

The club will feature many amenities for its membership, including:

Valet parking;

Private meeting and dining areas, fully equipped to entertain large social groups or private business meetings;

Designated lunch areas; with both hot and cold specialty foods designed and created by Crushed Ice Catering, one of the best catering companies in the entire Midwest;

An open air, festive green roof setting that will provide scenic views of downtown and many entertainment options;

Louisville’s first and foremost premium Cigar Bar;

And, one of Louisville’s largest and most unique bars, carved from some of Louisville’s oldest and most decorative native woods.

All of this will be wrapped up in and around one of the most historic buildings in all of downtown Louisville, or any place in Kentucky — and the new staff will cater to persons interested in, invested in, and fans and followers of Thoroughbred racing and breeding.

Each day of operation, the club will provide first class comfort, food and drink, service and state-of-the-art technical highlights to those who wish to watch and enjoy Thoroughbred racing action from all over the globe.

The Club will open its’ doors for the first time on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 for an “Invitation Only” Ground Breaking ceremony and introduction to the local community. If you are interested in attending, please reach out and let us know. We will also be educating all attendees about membership opportunities, and investment options.

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Now, for a little sneak preview:

In addition, construction continued on Wednesday, Oct. 3 on a new parking garage structure, which is being erected in-between the Ice House and the soon-to-be completely renovated and restored Hughes Lofts project. Here is a little more digging action:

Getting excited?


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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