Marty Maline, the former executive director of the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association, is the recipient of the 2023 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horsemen's of the Year Award presented by the Louisville-based Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners, the organization said in a release Friday morning.
The Warner Jones award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions to Kentucky racing and sharing the passion exemplified by its namesake. Maline, who ranked among the country's most-respected executive directors of any racing organization, will be feted at the KTO's annual awards dinner, Saturday Nov. 18 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.
“The biggest part is that with the people I have known and respected who have received that award, it was very touching to me and I'm really honored that they would even consider me,” Maline said. “Many, many years ago somebody told me 'This isn't your position; this is your life.' And he was right.”
For more information on the event, contact Marlene Meyer at 502-458-5820 and click here for a list of past winners.