Introducing the Faces Behind the Hands of “Es Por Ustedes/
Because of you,” our Gallopalooza Horse

“ ‘It’s Because of You’ ‘Es Por Ustedes’” pays homage to the people whose 150 hands created this colorful pattern. They are essentially the backbone of an industry central to the identity, culture and economy of our state.

Each imprint has a number that corresponds with the individual’s photo, name, and job title, celebrating the diverse faces and roles that collectively breathe life into the horseracing industry. This artwork symbolizes their dedication, compassion, and intimate connection to the magnificent animals they tend to.

Notice the faces. Notice all the different roles needed to keep a racetrack running every day. This group represents only a fraction of those involved to make horseracing possible here in Louisville. 1,300+ people care for the horses you see running on a day like the Kentucky Derby.

In addition to celebrating the hands that nurture the horses, this piece also echoes the mission of the Backside Learning Center (BLC). The BLC is an independent non-profit organization providing support and resources in a safe, welcoming environment for the diverse community of racetrack workers and their families. With programs centered around educational support for both adults and youth, health and wellness, human services and more, the BLC is committed to serving as a community center and a “home away from home” for the backside community.

A huge thank you to Brightside Foundation for their generous donation of the horse, and to local artist and educator Sara Noori for the facilitation of this piece, allowing us to participate in Gallopalooza this year.

THE FACES BEHIND THE HANDS

Note: Those with “Photo Unavailable” opted to not get their photo taken.

HANDPRINT NO: 1

NAME: GABRIEL
POSITION: HOTWALKER/LAUNDRY

HANDPRINT NO: 2

NAME: EDILMA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 3

NAME: JOSEFA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 4

NAME: HOMIE
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 5

NAME: ELVIA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 6

NAME: RANDY
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 7

NAME: BARBARA
POSITION: RETIRED JOCKEY/LUCKETT’S TACK SHOP

HANDPRINT NO: 8

NAME: PEDRO
POSITION: ASSISTANT TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 9

NAME: MARVIN
POSITION: EXERCISE RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 10

NAME: EDGAR
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 11

NAME: EMILIO
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 12

NAME: OCDULIO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 13

NAME: SEZAR
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 14

NAME: LYNDA
POSITION: MAINTENANCE

HANDPRINT NO: 15

NAME: MIRNA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 16

NAME: GORGE
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 17

NAME: EDGAR
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 18

NAME: JOEL
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 19

NAME: WILLIAM
POSITION: MAINTENANCE

HANDPRINT NO: 20

NAME: YAKOV
POSITION: MAINTENANCE

HANDPRINT NO: 21

NAME: WALTER
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 22

NAME: DAVID
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 23

NAME: ALEJANDRA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 24

NAME: ALONDRA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 25

NAME: DENIS ROBERTSON
POSITION: TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 26

NAME: EDVIN
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 27

NAME: TORI
POSITION: ASSISTANT TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 28

NAME: YOLANDA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 29

NAME: ALVIN TAYLOR
POSITION: TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 30

NAME: ISIDORA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 31

NAME: JARET
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 32

NAME: FRANCISCO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 33

NAME: ABRAM
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 34

NAME: KEVIN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 35

NAME: YOANA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 36

NAME: GUADALUPE
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 37

NAME: FLORIANA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 38

NAME: ALICIA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 39

NAME: VICTOR
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 40

NAME: EDWIN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 41

NAME: PAULINO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 42

NAME: JUAN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 43

NAME: ADALÍ
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 44

NAME: DANIEL
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 45

NAME: MAURICIO
POSITION: EXERCISE RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 46

NAME: MARIA
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 47

NAME: ZANE
POSITION: BLACKSMITH

HANDPRINT NO: 48

NAME: FRANCISCA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 49

NAME: MELANIA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 50

NAME: FAUSTINO
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 51

NAME: YANET
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 52

NAME: TITORIAN
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 53

NAME: JUAN
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 54

NAME: ANGEL
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 55

NAME: EDILCAR
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 56

NAME: KEVIN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 57

NAME: ROGELIO
POSITION: FARRIER

HANDPRINT NO: 58

NAME: LUCIO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 59

NAME: VICTOR
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 60

NAME: MISSY
POSITION: SECRETARY

HANDPRINT NO: 61

NAME: JESUS
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 62

NAME: KASEY
POSITION: TRACKSIDE MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 63

NAME: MARIA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 64

NAME: JOSE
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 65

NAME: JOSE
POSITION: EXERCISE RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 66

NAME: BRYEANNA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 67

NAME: HERIBERTO
POSITION: FOREMAN

HANDPRINT NO: 68

NAME: YORDIN
POSITION: EXERCISE RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 69

NAME: LUIS
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 70

NAME: NELSON
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 71

NAME: FRANCISCO
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 72

NAME: MARVIN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 73

NAME: RUDY
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 74

NAME: ROSENDO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 75

NAME: JOSE
POSITION: ASSISTANT TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 76

NAME: WENDY
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 77

NAME: EMILIANA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 78

NAME: MIRNA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 79

NAME: LISBETH
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 80

NAME: HUGO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 81

NAME: ROBERTO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 82

NAME: RANDOLFO
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 83

NAME: CRISTOBAL
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 84

NAME: ROGER
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 85

NAME: AMBER
POSITION: EQUINE THERAPIST

HANDPRINT NO: 86

NAME: JOSE
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 87

NAME: SANTOS
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 88

NAME: ARACELY
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 89

NAME: RIGOBERTO
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 90

NAME: TRENT
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 91

NAME: FEDERICO
POSITION: EXERCISE RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 92

NAME: DAVID
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 93

NAME: LUCIA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 94

NAME: LORENZA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 95

NAME: FRED WINSTON
POSITION: TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 96

NAME: JHONATAN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 97

NAME: JUAN MUNOZ
POSITION: TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 98

NAME: FERNANDO
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 99

NAME: WILMER
POSITION: RIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 100

NAME: MARVIN
POSITION: ASSISTANT TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 101

NAME: ESTUARDO
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 102

NAME: RYLEY
POSITION: DAUGHTER OF OUTRIDER

HANDPRINT NO: 103

NAME: SANDRA
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 104

NAME: NATIVIDAD
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 105

NAME: JEIFIER
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 106

NAME: ALEXINA WILSON
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
OPERATIONS AND VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

HANDPRINT NO: 107

NAME: JENNIFER DUTTON
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
SOCIAL SERVICES MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 108

NAME: MERLIN CANO
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
COMMUNITY WELLNESS & SERVICES COORDINATOR

HANDPRINT NO: 109

NAME: MICAELA VIZCARRONDO
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
YOUTH ENGAGEMENT & ACADEMIC SUCCESS COORDINATOR

HANDPRINT NO: 110

NAME: VERONICA PAVON
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
CASE WORKER

HANDPRINT NO: 111

NAME: MARIAH GARCIA
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
YOUTH EDUCATION & ENRICHMENT MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 112

NAME: TONY BARAJAS
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
OFFICE ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HANDPRINT NO: 113

NAME: CINTIA VAUGHN
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
SOCIAL SERVICES INTERN

HANDPRINT NO: 114

NAME: TAYLOR OHLMANN
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
YOUTH PROGRAMS MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 115

NAME: LAUREN DeGEORGE
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

HANDPRINT NO: 116

NAME: ANDREW CRUM
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

HANDPRINT NO: 117

NAME: PEYTON HOBSON
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 118

NAME: ALMA ALDANA
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
ADULT PROGRAMS MANAGER

HANDPRINT NO: 119

NAME: SHERRY STANLEY
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

HANDPRINT NO: 120

NAME: PAM SALINAS CONWAY
POSITION: BACKSIDE LEARNING CENTER STAFF
BOARD PRESIDENT

HANDPRINT NO: 121

NAME: VICTORIA
POSITION: DAUGHTER OF RIDER & BLC STAFF

HANDPRINT NO: 122

NAME: RAMIRO
POSITION: HAY RECYCLING

HANDPRINT NO: 123

NAME: HAROLD
POSITION: HOTWALKER

HANDPRINT NO: 124

NAME: JOHN
POSITION: SECURITY

HANDPRINT NO: 125

NAME: EFRAIN
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 126

NAME: NILSON
POSITION: GROOM

HANDPRINT NO: 127

NAME: JOSE
POSITION: DRIVER

HANDPRINT NO: 128

NAME: TONY
POSITION: DRIVER

HANDPRINT NO: 129

NAME: MIKE THOMPSON
POSITION: TRAINER

HANDPRINT NO: 130

NAME: SAL GUERRERO
POSITION: TRAINER