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Dedication of Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba’s New Memorial Statue

WHO:  The Kentucky Horse Park and the family of Clarence Scharbauer

WHAT:  Dedication and unveiling of new Alysheba statue at his gravesite

WHEN:  Friday, April 16, 2pm

WHERE:  Hall of Champions, Kentucky Horse Park

WHY:  Clarence Scharbauer III, whose family raced Horse of the Year and Kentucky Derby winner Alysheba, has commissioned a bronze statue for Alysheba’s grave, created by sculptor Shelley Hunter.  Before coming to the Kentucky Horse Park, Alysheba spent the previous eight years of his life in the royal stables of His Majesty King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.  Known on the track as “America’s horse,” he was sent to the Kentucky Horse Park as a gift from His Majesty to the American people in October 2008.

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Alysheba Memorial Statue to Be Unveiled

Alysheba“America’s Horse” to be remembered at Kentucky Horse Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2010).  One year after the death of Kentucky Derby Winner Alysheba, the Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a memorial statue at his grave.

The famous son of Alydar had resided at the park for only five months when he was euthanized as a result of an accidental fall in March 2009.  The 25-year-old stallion was buried at the Hall of Champions.

The public is invited to the Alysheba Memorial Statue Unveiling, Friday, April 16, 2:00 pm.

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