Jockey Pat Day, Other Churchill Downs Officials to Speak about Life at Racetracks

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Pat Day, a nine-time Triple Crown race-winning jockey, and two Churchill Downs officials will speak at Eastern Kentucky University on Thursday, March 19, about some of the problems, challenges and pitfalls for those living and working at racetracks.

Day will share how his on-track success ultimately led to addiction and a downward spiral, and talk about how he was able to escape and build a Hall of Fame career. 

Also, Churchill Downs Chaplain Ken Boehm will share how he tries to provide healthy alternative outlets through spiritual, emotional, educational, recreational and physical care.

And Rob King, director of security for Churchill Downs, will share what the racetrack does to care for those who patronize the storied facility – from handling huge crowds at large-scale events like the Kentucky Derby to programs on topics such as self-exclusion and gambling addiction.

The event will be held in Posey Auditorium of the Stratton Building from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served following the presentations. The public is welcome.

For more information, contact Scott Hunt at scott.hunt@eku.edu.

Published on March 16, 2015

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