LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A special memorial service was held Monday evening in the chapel on the backside of Churchill Downs.
Nearly 200 people turned out for the service that honored 48-year-old Adan Fabian Perez.
Perez, a track worker, was found dead early Sunday morning inside Barn #8.
"Although it's extremely competitive on the race tack, it's extremely tight off the race track. So the Churchill community has come together as we always do when someone is in time of crisis or need; everyone forgets about anything that has happened before and focuses on how can we help one another," said Kentucky Race Track Chaplain Ken Boehm.
The service inside the chapel at Churchill Downs takes place every Monday night, however this one had a special message.
"We pray for comfort for his family and for all of his friends and co-workers who are part of his greater family here at Churchill Downs," Boehm said, followed by a translation in Spanish.