Nominations are open for Galbreath equine industry entrepreneurship award


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nominations are open for the 28th annual John W. Galbreath Award, which recognizes outstanding entrepreneurship in the equine industry.

    The University of Louisville College of Business Equine Industry Program has given the award annually since 1990 to honor entrepreneurial leadership that has had a significant and positive impact on the equine industry.

    Past recipients have included Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, former Churchill Downs President and CEO Thomas H. Meeker and renowned equine veterinarians William Rood and Thomas Riddle. Last year’s winner was Jeffrey Gural, longtime New York real estate developer, standardbred breeder and harness track owner-operator.

    The award is named for the late John W. Galbreath, the visionary owner of Darby Dan Farm in Lexington and former Churchill Downs chairman who distinguished himself as both a businessman and a horseman.

    The deadline for nominations is Aug. 15. The winner will be announced in the fall and honored at a dinner in Louisville.

    For further information, call 502-852-7617 or email Details and nominating materials can be found at


    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.