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Bruce Lunsford’s Art Collector to run in Sunday’s Ellis Park Derby after triumph in Blue Grass Stakes

By Jennie Rees JR Communications Bruce Lunsford grew up in Kenton County, where the local track in northern Kentucky is Turfway Park. Keeneland was a significant part of his education at the University of Kentucky. And Churchill Downs has been Lunsford’s local track for most of the Louisville entrepreneur and philanthropist’s adult life. But if not an actual homecoming, Sunday certainly will...

Gerry Dilger, 61, of Dromoland Farm, dies after cardiac arrest; funeral arrangements announced

Staff report Gerry Dilger, 61, a horseman’s horseman and founder of Dromoland Farm, died Wednesday at Baptist Health Hospital. He had been in ICU there since suffering cardiac arrest on Feb. 24. He is survived by his wife, Erin, and three children. A visitation will be held March 8 at Kerr Brothers, located at 3421 Harrodsburg Rd. in Lexington, from 4-8 p.m. ET. A funeral mass will take place...

Journalist and horseman Gene Clabes, 74, dies after extended illness, a beloved family man

Gene Clabes, 74, community journalist, editor, horseman and entrepreneur, died Friday afternoon at St. Elizabeth Hospital-Edgewood, after a battle with heart and kidney disease, surrounded by his loving family. Gene Clabes Clabes, a founder of KyForward and the NKyTribune and a graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Journalism, is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judith Clabes, and his two...