The Galbreath Award is presented annually to one individual whose entrepreneurial leadership has had a significant and positive impact on the equine industry. The criteria used in selecting the winner are:

  • Has introduced original and creative techniques or approaches to business
  • Has demonstrated a willingness to take personal or career risks
  • Has utilized forward-thinking and visionary management planning
  • Has shown an ability to render a business firm or organization more effective and profitable
  • Has gained the respect of peers as evidence of character and integrity

This award is named for the late John W. Galbreath, a self-made man who distinguished himself in both business and also as a horseman. Born in Derby, Ohio, he built a small local firm into an international real-estate project-development company. His interests included the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team and Darby Dan Farm, a Thoroughbred breeding and racing enterprise that won stakes on three continents. He also served for many years as chairman of Churchill Downs.

Mr. Galbreath was the first ever to breed and race Kentucky Derby winners (Chateaugay and Proud Clarion) and an English (Epsom) Derby winner (Roberto). He received Eclipse Awards as racing’s “Man of the Year” in 1972 and as the country’s outstanding breeder in 1974. Mr. Galbreath was heavily involved in importing top Thoroughbred stallions from overseas, and among his selections were Ribot and Sea- Bird II.

Galbreath Award

Rules and Procedures

 

The John W. Galbreath Award Committee has established the following rules and procedures for nomination:

  • Nomination forms are restricted to one individual per form. Posthumous Awards will not be considered.
  • Each nomination submitted must include a supporting letter and a biography outlining the nominee’s achievements. Specific accomplishments, awards and honors, and service in volunteer positions should be included.
  • The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program will appoint a committee to review the nominations and select the Award recipient.
  • Nomination forms together with a biography and supporting letter must be received by August 15, 2017.
  • The winner of the 2017 John W. Galbreath Award will be announced and honored at a dinner held in Louisville, Kentucky in the fall of 2017.
  • The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program will retain all entered nominations.
  • Submit the entry below

Questions:

John W. Galbreath Award Committee
Equine Industry Program
College of Business
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 4022
502-852-7617
equine@louisville.edu


Nomination Form for the 2017 John W. Galbreath Award

Nomination Deadline: August 15, 2017
The following must be submitted with this nomination form: (attach documents below)

  1. Nominee’s biography.
  2. Supporting letter from nominator describing outstanding qualities.

Galbreath Award Nomination Form

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  • NOMINATOR INFORMATION

  • I nominate the above person subject to the conditions established by the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program, and the conditions printed on this form which are specifically incorporated herein by reference. I have read and understand the release provisions included in such conditions.
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Submit this form or print (PDF) and mail submission to:
John W. Galbreath Award Committee
Equine Industry Program
College of Business
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 4022


Entry Agreement, and Release

General information:

Nominees for the Galbreath Award are received only on the condition that the nominator complies with the rules and regulations governing this Award. In making this nomination it is understood that information may be requested through personal interviews or with third parties. Perspective winner’s personal character, general reputation, or other such information as may be relevant to the nominee’s integrity, may be included in the request.

Nominations are received only with the understanding that the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion, to refuse, cancel or revoke any nomination, and reserves the right to deny the right to nominate without notice to the nominator for any reason, including but not limited to nominator’s failure to fully perform or abide by all provisions and conditions hereof.

Definition of Nominator:

As used herein, the nominator has agreed to the foregoing conditions and further agrees that he/she will deliver written consent and agreement to such conditions upon request from the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program. The nominator shall indemnify and hold the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program harmless from and against any claim or cause of action (including any expense incurred in connection therewith, including reasonable attorney’s fees) that may be asserted by or on behalf of any of the foregoing persons which is inconsistent with the release, waiver and indemnification set forth in the foregoing paragraph.

Ties:

The University of Louisville Equine Industry Program reserves the right to settle all and any ties.