Horse Racing

D. Wayne Lukas Leads Annual Race for Grace

The Kentucky Circuit Chaplaincy has scheduled the 21st annual Race for Grace for May 1, traditionally held the Monday before the Kentucky Derby. This dinner event to raise funds for Chaplaincy Kentucky Raceway will be held at Millionaires’ Row in the clubhouse at historic Churchill Downs. Scott Davenport, the Bellarmine University men’s basketball coach who led the Knights to the 2011 NCAA Division II Tournament National Championships, will serve as host.

The keynote speaker will be legendary coach D. Wayne Lukas. Highlights of his career in the Thoroughbred industry include four-time Kentucky Derby championship, six-time Preakness Stakes champion, four-time Belmont Stakes champion and 20-time Breeders’ Cup champion, more than any other coach. any other coach in the championship event of the race.

One of the best coaches of all time, Lukas has set a record 26 world champions, including three — Lady’s Secret in 1986, Criminal Type in 1990 and Charismatic in 1999 — named Con horse of the year. Lukas won the Eclipse Award as the country’s top coach in 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1994, and in 2013 he was honored with the Eclipse Merit Award for his achievements. his excellence.

There will be a live auction that will include a box for the 2024 Kentucky Derby and Oaks and a silent auction featuring the leather straps of the 2023 Kentucky Derby participants, horse racing artwork and memorabilia.

For more information, please visit Race For Grace tickets are limited and sponsors are welcome. For an invitation to Race For Grace and more information on sponsorship, please contact ShARYn Unthank at [email protected] or 502-297-3508.

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