KTA and Turfway Park Award Scholarships

(Edited press release)
Ten college and university students got lucky at the races Sept. 30, each winning $1,000 in scholarship funds from Turfway Park and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association. The scholarship giveaway was part of Turfway's Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.

Students entered to win the scholarship funds by random drawing. The 10th drawing was open only to students affiliated with the Thoroughbred racing industry. Drawings one through nine were open to students without such an affiliation. The 10 winners are:

Student; Hometown; College; Major

Kendra Hall; Florence, Ky.; Gateway Community College; Science
Katie Wagner; Lawrenceburg, Ind.; Ball State University; Accounting
James Finnigan; Cincinnati, Ohio; University of Cincinnati; Engineering
Emily Clarke; Villa Hills, Ky.; University of Cincinnati; Arts & Sciences
Michael Burkhardt; Ft. Mitchell, Ky.; Northern Kentucky University; Criminal Justice
David Schuchter; Alexandria, Ky.; Northern Kentucky University; Anthropology
Michael Finlay; Cincinnati, Ohio; Muskingum College; Psychology
Abigail Ashley; Louisville, Ky.; University of Louisville; Audiology (Ph.D. candidate)
Jacqalynn Ammer Riley; Dry Ridge, Ky.; Northern Kentucky University; Organizational Leadership
Amelia Baldree; Waterloo, Ill.; University of Louisville; Equine Studies

Baldree was the winner of the drawing held for industry-affiliated students. The scholarship program was established by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association in 2000. Including the funds awarded at Turfway Sept. 30, the KTA and participating racetracks have given away $190,000 since the program began. This is the second year Turfway has participated.