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Luncheon with fashionable fillings in Lexington on 2nd November

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation announced today that it will be hosting the Fashion Lexington Luncheon at Jeff Ruby’s on November 2, 2022, as part of the Breeders’ Cup Week. The event’s media partner is TOPSINLEX.

The luncheon will honor Jockey Club members and Safety Net trustees Helen Alexander and Shannon Arvin, and will feature Jackson Family cocktails and wines, food and beverage outlets. and past appetizers with Kentucky favorites, and the chance to shop from local vendors like Boulevard Home, AJ’s Clothing, and Breeders’ Cup Milliner Christine A. Moore. Live music will be provided by Throwdown Thursday, featuring five professional musicians in Kentucky who perform in various Bluegrass bands touring the country.

For nearly two decades, Alexander managed the thoroughbred division of King Ranch in Lexington, United States. King Ranch has successfully competed in races and is annually among the leading livestock carriers.

At her Middlebrook farm, Alexander is the owner, ranch, and shipper. Notable horses she has owned, bred or co-breed include two-time Eclipse champion Covfefe and Class 1 winner Arch, Aldiza, Acoma and Bayern, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner.

Alexander is the past president of the American Thoroughbred Club and the Purebred Breeders and Owners Association. She has served as a board member of the Keeneland Society, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Society, the Breeders’ Cup, the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the University of Kentucky Gluck Horse Research Foundation, and is the owner. Chairman of the Classified Shares Committee.

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Alexander has been a member of the Jockey Club since 1986 and worked as a manager from April 2000 until August 2004. She has been a trustee of the Safety Net since 2008.

Shannon Arvin at Keeneland September Last year's sale on September 12, 2022, at Keeneland in Lexington, KY.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Shannon Arvin at the Hot September Sale at Keeneland

Arvin is the eighth president of the Keeneland Association and the first woman to be named to the position. She began practicing law in 2002 at the Lexington Stoll Keenon Ogden (SKO) firm, where she represents purebred industrial owners and organizations in Kentucky and around the world. As a partner of SKO, in 2008 she began working as a corporate advisor to Keeneland, and has been secretary and advisory member of Keeneland’s board of directors since 2015.

Arvin serves on the boards of directors of the University of Kentucky Gluck Horse Research Foundation and Bancorp Stock Yards, and is president of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. She is a trustee of the Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association and the Lexington School. She became a member of the Jockey Club in 2019 and a trustee of the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation in 2021.

“Helen and Shannon are particularly active members of the racing community, and they are respected leaders in our sport in Kentucky and,” said Shannon Kelly, chief executive officer of the foundation. nationwide. “Their contributions have improved racing and the lives of many in the industry, and they are well-deserved at the Lexington Fashion Luncheon.”

All proceeds from the event will go to the fund to benefit the underprivileged communities of Kentucky, and local chaplains and horsemen organizations will help ensure the distribution of funds to those in need. the most in need.

“The stylish luncheon was one of Safety Net’s most successful fundraisers in Saratoga and California,” said Kelly. “We’re excited to bring this lunch to Lexington to help support the Kentucky community of addicts.”

Tickets ($150) and sponsorship opportunities are available at

The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable foundation that provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families. Safety Net Foundation recipients represent almost every aspect of the Thoroughbred industry, from chariot drivers, trainers, gymnasts and groomers to clerical staff. departments and other employees of racecourses, racing organizations and livestock farms. Support can take any form, including financial assistance, medication, surgical and hospital expenses, therapeutic equipment, voice recognition computers for amputees, and wheelchairs for the amputee. People with disabilities. Since 1985, the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation has provided over $16 million in support.

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