Thoroughbred Club of America 2017 Testimonial Dinner Honoring G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

The Thoroughbred Club of America has selected G. Watts Humphrey Jr. as the 2017 Honor Guest, Club President. The Club will honor Humphrey at the 86th Testimonial Dinner at Keeneland Race Course.

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According to the Thoroughbred Club of America, Humphrey’s Thoroughbred industry affiliations include The Jockey Club, American Horse Council, and National Thoroughbred Racing Association. He is Chairman of the Board for Churchill Downs, Inc., and serves on the Executive Committee for the Keeneland Association, Inc. Humphrey has also served as Vice Chairman and Chairman for the Blood-Horse, Inc., along with serving as Treasurer, Vice President, Chairman, Director for the Board of Members and Trustees for Breeders’ Cup, Ltd.

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.”

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