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Churchill VP Asher Gets One Last Trip Around The Track

Posted at 11:21 AM, Sep 04, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – Hundreds gathered at Churchill Downs to pay their respects to horse racing icon John Asher.

His visitation started with an emotional tribute at the track. Asher’s casket was carried around the track in a hearse surrounded by horses. In the stretch near the finish line, the track’s bugler played “My Old Kentucky Home.”

Asher died last week after suffering a heart attack while on vacation with his family. He was 62 years old.