John Asher Remembered (1955-2018)
While on vacation with his family,
John Asher, the Vice President of Racing Communications
at Churchill Downs, and one of the sport’s warmest ambassadors,
died August 27 after suffering a heart attack. He was 62.
Hundreds gathered at Churchill Downs today to pay their respects as a hearse carried him around the historic ten furlong oval in tribute. John will be missed at Churchill and the Kentucky Derby by friends and racing fans for many furlongs to come.