A memorial service for Mike Hargrave, the former director of stabling at Churchill Downs Racetrack for nearly 40 years, will be held Monday in Churchill Downs’ Triple Crown Room from 12-2 p.m.
Hargrave passed away Jan. 13 at age 69 following a three-week battle with acute pancreatitis.
Parking is available in the Red Lot near the Kentucky Derby Museum off Central Ave. and guests can enter the facility through the Executive Gate (formerly known as Gate 1).
Hargrave was a respected and popular fixture on the Churchill Downs backstretch from 1980-2010. Following his retirement, Hargrave’s son Steve was named his successor.
In addition to Steve, Mike Hargrave was survived by his wife of 48 years, Phyllis; daughter Michelle “Shelley” Evans; mother, Dorothy; sister, Deborah Babcock; six grandchildren and one great grandson.