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Ed Bowen selected as the 2022 Guest of Honor of the Thoroughbred Club

Ed Bowen | Courtesy of the American Thoroughbred Club

A leading author, Eclipse Award-winning journalist and racing historian who has influenced the sport for more than six decades, Edward L. Bowen has been appointed by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. honored as the Guest of Honor of the American Thoroughbred Club’s 2022 Endorsement Dinner. The Club’s 91st Gratitude Dinner will be held in Keeneland on March 31.

Club President Tony Lacy said, “The Thoroughbred Club of America is delighted to have named Edward Bowen as its 2022 Guest of Honor. “Ed is respected worldwide for his integrity, talent and love of racing, and his enormous contributions to the horse industry cannot be overstated. He has served as the curator of foundational organizations such as the Grayson-Jockey and Blood-Horse Club Research Foundation, an Eclipse Award-winning journalist, prolific author, and important historical defender. of our great sport. We congratulate Ed and thank him for his lifelong commitment to improving racing.”

Former editor-in-chief of Blood Horse magazine, Bowen is also the author of 22 books on racing. He had 24 lead the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation as president until his retirement in 2018.

Bowen, who has just turned 80 years old, has held many jobs in the industry, his work has been published in many countries and has won many awards in addition to his Eclipse Award. A Kentucky Colonel and former president of the American Thoroughbred Club, he is currently a trustee of the National Museum of Racing, where he has served for approximately 35 years as chairman of the Commission. Hall of Fame nominee and also its president. Joe Hirsch Media Honors Selection Committee. Bowen lives in Versailles, Ky., with his wife Ruthie and has three grown children and two nieces.

The Thoroughbred Club Endorsement Dinner was inaugurated in 1932 with its first recipient, Colonel ER Bradley, and it annually recognizes outstanding contributions to leadership and success in the Thoroughbred industry. The designation as a recipient of the 2022 award reflects the postponement of the annual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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