Ashland Horseman Jack Ludwig Passes Away

Jack Ludwig Jr., 70, of Ashland and Gwynn’s Island, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014, after a long illness, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Ludwig was a long-time trainer who started out painting fences at Eagle Point Farm in Ashland. He served as Camptown Racing Secretary, and began his training career in Maryland. A multiple grades stakes-winning trainer, Ludwig trained Reef Searcher, a multiple stakes winner who was placed in four graded stakes, as well as many other good racehorses.

“He was a man of detail. A horse was not allowed on the track for training if it had even a piece of straw in its tail,” said Eagle Point’s Donna Dennehy.

A graveside service and interment was held on Feb. 15 at Woodland Cemetery in Ashland.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts in Jack’s name be sent to Little Sisters of the Poor at 1503 Michaels Road, Richmond, Va. 23229, or to St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 105 S. Snead Street, Ashland, Va. 23005.

Taylor Road

Taylor Road, winning for Jack Ludwig and owner Stephen Dennehy. Mr. Ludwig is pictured on the far left. Photo courtesy Donna Dennehy.