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John Henry statue, memorial to be unveiled Oct. 8

The Kentucky Horse Park plans to unveil a bronze statue of John Henry and a permanent memorial near his grave site on the first anniversary of the horse's death, park officials announced Tuesday.

The event at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Hall of Champions is contingent upon completion of the statute and arrival of a granite pedestal.

Check with the horse park to confirm the date. For more information call 1-800-678-8813 or visit