This year, we are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker is the very accomplished horse trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
Fascinated with horses at a young age, Lukas started training Quarter Horses in the 1960s, eventually being inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2007.
Moving to Thoroughbreds full-time in the 1970s, Lukas has won 14 Triple Crown races, 20 Breeders’ Cup races and numerous Eclipse Awards recognizing his record 26 champion Thoroughbreds.
He was inducted into Thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999 and is still an active trainer.
The horse racing industry, much like the asphalt industry, is so integral to Kentucky's history. We can't wait to learn more about D. Wayne Lukas' Road to the Derby.