We are revealing, in reverse alphabetical order, the 10 finalists for the 2015 Lexington Herald-Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Tuesday simultaneously on Kentucky.com and at the fifth annual Bluegrass Sports Awards Banquet. Complete results will be in Wednesday’s Herald-Leader. The 10th finalist is:
2015 claim to fame: Kentucky-bred became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown — the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Preakness and Belmont — and also won the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland.
What a voter said: “American Pharoah was a trailblazer for equine Americans.” — Jerry Tipton, Lexington Herald-Leader
If you go: Bluegrass Sports Awards
When: Jan. 26
Where: Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom
Cost: Tables of 10, $1,250; individual tickets, $150.
Tickets: Bluegrass Sports Commission (859) 286-5156 or https://2016bsatickets.eventbrite.com