HorseRacing TV to Salute John Henry Oct. 17

HorseRacing TV to Salute John Henry Oct. 17
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HRTV will feature John Henry on Wed. Oct 17 at 8 p.m. ET.


HorseRacing TV's weekly "Across The Board" show will deviate from its customary half-hour format to present a one-hour edition saluting the career of the legendary gelding John Henry.

To be held Oct. 17 at 8:00 p.m. (EST), the show will be co-hosted by Scott Hazelton and Becky Witzman and will feature in-depth interviews with those who knew the two-time Horse of the Year best – his longtime trainer Ron McAnally and Hall of Fame jockeys Chris McCarron and Laffit Pincay Jr. In addition, racing fans will have the opportunity to ask questions by submitting queries via e-mail (

One of the sport's greatest and most beloved all-time stars, John Henry was euthanized at age 32 on Oct. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. In his career that spanned more than seven years, John Henry won 39 races in 85 starts and banked more than $6.5 million.

Named Horse of the Year in 1981 and 1984, and voted champion grass horse four times (1980, '81, '83 and '84) as well as champion older horse in 1981, he was elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1990.

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