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As I came up on a milestone birthday this past year, my wife asked me if there’s anything I wanted to do to celebrate. I was totally ready to make a suggestion and it was actually a pretty easy call. I wanted to go to a music festival.

Thirty-five years ago, Troy Levy would sit at Yonkers Raceway trying to figure out a way to bring a new and younger audience to horse racing with the hopes it would lead to new owners in the sport.

Fast forward to today, and Levy believes he has found not just the method to do so, but a partner who together can help grow the sport.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022) – Churchill Downs today released the 2023 “Official Art of the Kentucky Derby” by renowned international artist, Romero Britto. Considered one of the most celebrated living artists in the world, Britto uses a bold, vibrant aesthetic to evoke a sense of fun and happiness in each of his pieces.

Cody’s Wish, the talented 4-year-old colt who shares an endearing bond with teenager Cody Dorman, has been voted the winner of the 2022 Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery, the annual award recognizes the horse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for Thoroughbred racing.

As we count down to the winter holidays, the world shifts into gift-giving mode. Whether you light a menorah, gather around a nativity scene, or simply look forward to quiet time with loved ones, the focus is on finding and sharing something special with those on your list. As you plan your holiday gifts, consider the ultimate consumable for the mind: books. 

Here are a few bookish ideas for the horse lovers on your list.

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