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NYRA to partner with Ed Brown Society

October 24,  2023
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced a new partnership with the Ed Brown Society to fund the non-profit’s expansion into New York State and create opportunities for young people of color to establish careers in thoroughbred racing.


Keeneland Becomes Ed Brown Society Partner To Invest In A ‘More Diverse Next Generation Of Industry Leaders’
October 14,  2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. Keeneland is making a $50,000 contribution to the Ed Brown Society to become an official Ed Brown Partner. This multifaceted partnership will further opportunities for young people of color to gain exposure, experience and professional job placements in the Thoroughbred industry.

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May 3, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A new partnership in the horse racing industry is aimed at getting more minority participation. It involves Churchill Downs and the Lexington-based Ed Brown Society.

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Jan. 25, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Ed Brown Society is a local organization that promotes minority participation in the horse racing industry.

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WHAS11: Ed Brown Society Week to recognize African American contributions to horse racing
Apr. 26, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS) - Kentucky is acknowledging the contributions and the impact African Americans made to horse racing just days before the 147th Run for the Roses.

Around The Downs: Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit
Apr. 6, 2021
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Explore the Kentucky Derby Museum's Black Heritage in Racing Exhibit

Press Releases


Ed Brown Society (EBS) Announces Six Ed Brown Scholars for 2022-2023
November 2, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Ed Brown Society’s Chairman Greg Harbut, and President, Ray Daniels, announced six new Ed Brown Scholars on Tuesday evening.
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Blue Grass Community Foundation and Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative Make Milestone Award to the Ed Brown Society
September 15, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington Black Prosperity Initiative (LBPI) and the Blue Grass Community Foundation (BGCF) have announced an award of $50,000 to further the mission of the Ed Brown Society. 
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Churchill Downs Announces Groundbreaking Partnership with Ed Brown Society
April 28, 2022
Louisville, KY - Churchill Downs is excited to announce that it has become an Ed Brown Partner.
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Agave Racing Stable to Present Major Gift to Ed Brown Society at Santa Anita
April 28, 2022
ARCADIA, CA - Agave Racing Stable, owned by Mark Martinez, will be presenting a major gift to the Ed Brown Society on Saturday, April 30th, in the Winner's Circle at Santa Anita Park, after the inaugural Ed Brown Memorial.
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1/ST Partners with the Ed Brown Society on Internship Program for African-American Students
January 24, 2022
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL. - In advance of the 2022 Pegasus World Cup, 1/ST announces a multi-year partnership with the Ed Brown Society that will include a paid internship program for African American students.
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