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On eve of riding finale, Albarado on Kentucky Racing Spotlight

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021) — Robby Albarado, rider of two Horses of the Year and two Preakness Stakes winners, will be in studio for the second edition of Kentucky Racing Spotlight presented by the Kentucky HBPA this Friday from 6-7 p.m. ET on Louisville’s ESPN 680/105.7.

Albarado’s final mount in a career spanning 34,113 races, 5,222 victories and more than $221 million in purse earnings will be Saturday at Turfway Park. He retires from a career that began in 1990 and saw the jockey capture the 2020 Preakness Stakes on the 3-year-old filly champion Swiss Skydiver. Albarado’s career highlights include the 2007 Preakness and Breeders’ Cup Classic and 2008 Dubai World Cup with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin and riding 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft.

Program co-hosts Jennie Rees and Joe Clabes will talk with Albarado about his career and future plans. Also joining this Friday’s show will be Kentucky Senate Majority Floor Leader Damon Thayer and Louisville Thoroughbred Society co-founder Gene McLean. (Check out our video tour of LTS at bottom of release.)

In addition to airing on ESPN 680-AM/105.7 FM, the region’s sports-talk leader, Kentucky Racing Spotlight will be streamed live at espnlouisville.com, on the ESPN 680 app and the TuneIn and iHeart apps. The replay will be available on espnlouisville.com under the podcasts tab and posted on Kentucky Racing Radio’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

If Kentucky Racing Spotlight should get pre-empted for breaking news – as happened last week — the show will be pre-recorded and air Saturday morning at a time to be determined. Check out Kentucky Racing Spotlight’s Facebook page (@KYRacingSpotlight) and Twitter (@KyRacingSptlght) for any updates.

The Kentucky HBPA, the show’s presenting sponsor, represents about 6,000 licensed owners and trainers at all five Kentucky thoroughbred tracks. Other sponsors include Louisville Thoroughbred Society, NKYTribune.com and Davis Innovation.

Gene McLean takes Jennie on a tour of the Louisville Thoroughbred Society

LTS video: Part 1

LTS video: Part 2

Jennie Rees is a communications and advocacy specialist in the horse industry who spent 32 years covering horse racing for The (Louisville) Courier-Journal before taking a corporate buyout. In addition to handling communications for the Kentucky HBPA, Rees is Kentucky Downs’ publicity director, manages in-season racing publicity for Ellis Park and serves as a consultant to the National HBPA. Other projects include the Preakness Stakes, Indiana Grand’s Indiana Derby Week and work for various HBPA affiliates and horsemen’s associations.