Horseman KC Carden was recently and unexpectedly diagnosed with an aggressive metastic cancer.
KC is undergoing chemotherapy treatment, and while they do have health insurance, there are many expenses not covered. Several accounts have been set up to help him and his family with expenses.
During his training career, he trained the earners of more than $4.6 million and is one of the Bank of America Racing Challenge program’s all-time leading trainers. He trained the likes of champion Kool Kue Baby and Grade 1 winners Toast To Dash and A Touch Of Victory. Currently he is a stallion manager.
''First a big THANK YOU to all of you for being there for us,'' his wife Candice wrote on Facebook. ''Our family has been encouraged, uplifted, and humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support that we have felt over the past few weeks.''
An expense account has been set up at the Cowboy State Bank in Sheridan, Wyoming. Donations can be made to the ''KC Carden Medical Expense Account'' by calling the bank at 307-673-4456 or mailing to Cowboy State Bank, 232 Grinnell Plaza, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801.
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Horsemen and women are invited to attend the 2016 AQHA Racing Champions' Ceremony Wednesday (January 18) in Oklahoma City. The 2016 AQHA Racing Champions will be announced during the annual ceremony at Heritage Place. A pre-party will get underway at 4:00 p.m. (CST) with a guest speaker at 5:00 p.m and the awards ceremony set for 6:00 p.m.
Hall-of-Fame trainer D. Wayne Lucas will be the featured speaker and a 'Champions Reception' will follow in the Heritage Place Restaurant and Bar.
After a stellar Quarter Horse career, AQHA Hall of Fame member D. Wayne Lukas went to Thoroughbred racing and reached that breed’s Hall of Fame. Now 81, he won the Kentucky Derby four times, the Preakness Stakes six times, the Belmont Stakes four times and has 20 Breeders’ Cup wins. Lukas has earned four Eclipse Awards for training.
Gentlemen are urged wear coat and tie and ladies cocktail attire.
Persons who cannot attend may watch a live webcast of the festivities.