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Ali to participate in WEG opening ceremonies

By: Gabriel Roxas Email
By: Gabriel Roxas Email

First, it was 100 days away, then 30, and now with only 10 days left to go, you can really see the progress being made at the Kentucky Horse Park ahead of the World Equestrian Games.

Event organizers marked today with a preview of the opening ceremonies.

An impressive opening has been an important part of the Olympic games, and the ceremonies to open the World Equestrian Games promise to be just as spectacular.

Today event organizers announced the participation of a very special guest, none other than boxing legend and Kentucky native Muhammad Ali.

Ali will join a cast of nearly 1,500 people for a two and a half hour show that will include music from opera stars, jazz musicians, and Wynonna Judd.

Alltech President Pearse Lyons says despite budget constraints, they have not had to scale back their plans for the opening.

The games will run for 16 days starting September 25th.

Event organizers say there are about 4,000 tickets left for the opening ceremonies.


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