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This profile was last updated on 10/24/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Employment History

  • Barn Manager
    Park's Hall of Champions
  • Manager
    Horse Park's Hall of Champions
  • Barn Manager
    Horse Park's Hall of Champions
  • Barn Manager
    Kentucky Horse Park
  • Barn Manager
    Hall of Champions
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Web References
Horse Betting - Thoroughbred John Henry "hanging in there", 24 Oct 2008 [cached]
The 32-year-old gelding, who won Horse of the Year honors in 1981 and 1984, was treated with intravenous fluids last week when kidney problems prevented him from staying hydrated said Cathy Roby, barn manager at the Park's Hall of Champions.
"He's been hanging in there pretty well," Roby said. "Friday didn't look real prosperous for him making it through the weekend, but he's had a couple real good days in a row."
Roby said much of John Henry's problems are simply a matter of his advanced age.
Cathy Roby, who oversaw the ..., 18 Mar 2011 [cached]
Cathy Roby, who oversaw the care of such retired horses as John Henry, Forego, Bold Forbes, Cigar, Alysheba, Kona Gold and Da Hoss at the Kentucky Horse Park, died March 16 in Lexington.
A Lexington native, Roby worked at the Horse Park for 20 years and managed the Hall of Champions that was home to prominent Thoroughbred, Standardbred, Quarter, and show horses.
Roby is survived by her husband, Frank Roby and two daughters and a son.
Thoroughbred Times: News Archive, 29 Mar 2003 [cached]
"He's definitely helped the park," Cathy Roby, manager of the Horse Park's Hall of Champions, told Daily Racing Form.
Like a true retiree, the horse spends a lot of time playing, especially with his next-door neighbor, fellow two-time Horse of the Year John Henry.Roby said the two sometimes engage in spontaneous match races, the horse version of a pickup basketball game.
"Cigar usually takes the initiative," Roby said.
"Jerry Bailey [Cigar's regular jockey] likes to kind of come in quietly and not make a big deal about it," Roby said.
"John's always been known for ..., 9 Oct 2007 [cached]
"John's always been known for his biting and kicking," said Cathy Roby, barn manager at the Horse Park's Hall of Champions where he was stabled.
"He won't eat his ..., 12 Mar 2007 [cached]
"He won't eat his feed if he thinks he's got anything in it at all," said Cathy Roby, manager of Kentucky Horse Park's Hall of Champions.
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