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Kent Hollingsworth

Kent Hollingsworth

2008

Editor of The Blood-Horse 1963-1986. Oversaw the magazine’s growth from a circulation of less than 7,000 to 22,000. Wrote weekly “What’s Going on Here” column; described as “the Thoroughbred industry’s conscience.” Served in the Army, then began journalism career as news photographer and sports writer for the Lexington Leader. During editorship of The Blood-Horse, served as president of National Turf Writers Association and Thoroughbred Club of America. Chaired the Racing Hall of Fame Committee. After retirement from The Blood-Horse, wrote columns for The Racing Times and Thoroughbred Times and served as a Distinguished Lecturer in equine law at University of Louisville. Wrote five books, including The Kentucky Thoroughbred. Received undergraduate and law degrees from University of Kentucky. Died in May 1999.