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John Asher

Whether it was covering the races at Churchill Downs or assisting others to, John Asher is without a doubt equine obsessed.

John was the winner of five Eclipse Awards and a familiar voice on WHAS-AM when he “jumped the fence” to the backside, so to speak. Hired in January 1997, John became Vice President, Racing Communications in 1999.

We talk to this popular Leitchfield, Ky., native about life in the shadow of the twin spires.

John Asher, vice-president of communications at Churchill Downs, has worked in the Thoroughbred racing industry as a journalist and a publicist for more than 20 years.

At Churchill Downs, the home of the world famous Kentucky Derby and the flagship operation of Churchill Downs Incorporated, Asher oversees communications and public relations efforts.

For more on John Asher, watch his Season One "Louisville Life" interview with host Candyce Clifft.

Program 422
Churchill Downs executive John Asher, Fourth Street's Theater Square Marketplace, Chef Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia, gardening expert Cindi Sullivan and more on this edition of "Louisville Life". (#422)