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KTO Pre-Derby Dinner Meeting

The Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners Pre-Derby Education Dinner Meeting was held March 15 at the Hurstbourne Country Club. Business executives, professionals and their spouses enjoyed dinner and cocktails before the meeting. Founded in 1968, Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners is an educational and social organization dedicated to the betterment of Thoroughbred racing in Kentucky. The organization meets four times a year and is open to prospective owners, trainers and anyone else interested in thoroughbred racing.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO | Contributing Photographer

Paula Burke with guest speaker Jill Byrne.Larry Fisher and Bob and Michelle Owings.Adnee Hamilton, Daniel D. Stewart III and Jane and Vince O\'Neill.Bill Kelly, Jr., Rosemary Drybough, Barbara Partlow and Thomas Drybough.Chris Murphy, Beth Condren and Guy Barron.Isla Wieting and Lynn and Gwynne Harpring.Barbara Partlow and Mary Jane Mascarich.Max Mascarich, Nick Burrice and Marty Schnurr, Jr.Bruce and Juanite Deckel and John Hubbuch.Guy Barron, Beth Condren and Daniel and Margaret Woodside.David and Martha English, Barbara and Alan Bernard and Rita and Chick Moore.Paul and Karen Lichtefeld.Chuck Wieting, Kevin Flannery, Austin Berg and Mary Louis Keenan.Gordon and Cassie Varner.Jill Byrne, Mary Ann Cooper, Shahla Mahdavi, Mary Alice Blanton, Beth Atkins, Virginia Conder, Jean Callaway, Irene Walker, Isla Wieting and Anita Conley.Jean Shewciw and Janet Falk standing with Charles Hebel, Jr. and Carol Hebel sitting.John Lenihan and Becky Bowling.Jack Stewart and Paul Lichtefeld.Howard and Marlene Meyer with Helen and Pat King.Chris Murphy, Chuck Wieting, Jean Zehnder of Lucky Trio Farm and Brenda Akin.Phil Kelley performs.Churchill Downs President Kevin Flannery and KTO President Bill Shewciw.Guest speaker Jill Byrne of Churchill Downs.