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At the April 5 meeting of the Elizabethtown Lions Club, Lion Al Mather presented to the club guest speaker John Asher, vice president of Racing Communications. Asher is a Kentucky native, joined Churchill Downs in 1997 and has served in his current position since March 1999. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for this work through the years. Speaking to the club about the worlds number one continuous sport since 1875—The Kentucky Derby— the club was treated to information about Churchill Downs, from details of its inception and growth, to the favorite picks for this years race.