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Long-time board member Seth Hancock replaces Haggin as Keeneland trustee

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Seth W. Hancock, longtime member of the Keeneland Board of Directors, was appointed a Keeneland trustee effective Tuesday, Aug. 25 upon the retirement of current Keeneland trustee, Louis Lee Haggin III.   Haggin became a member of the board in …

Billy Reed: American Pharoah’s Travers appearance like whistling past the graveyard

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  As one who has bestowed the mantle of greatness on American Pharoah, I admit I’m worried about the super horse’s next race, the 1 ¼-mile Travers Stakes on Saturday at ancient Saratoga race track in upstate New York. Since …

Star Spangled Stakes offers racing fans chance to sing National Anthem at Keeneland Oct. 29

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Keeneland announced today that it will host a competition titled Star Spangled Stakes to select the singer to perform the National Anthem on Prelude to the Cup day, Thursday, Oct. 29.   The winner of the Star Spangled Stakes will …

Three Park-and-Ride locations set for racing fans attending the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland

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Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland released detailed public transportation service plans for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which include shuttle service from three Park-and-Ride locations in the Lexington area to and from Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 30-31.   Due …

Zayat Stables pledges percentage of American Pharoah’s purses to New Vocations program

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  New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced Wednesday that Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of American Pharoah’s purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support the program’s mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired …

Speaker Stumbo set to file constitutional amendment authorizing expanded gaming

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With Kentucky’s instant-racing machines crossing the billion-dollar threshold earlier this spring, and as Kentuckians spend billions of dollars more each year at casinos along the Ohio River “the time has come for voters to decide the expanded-gaming issue once and …

Keeneland’s ‘Prelude to the Cup’ set for Oct. 29, features $100,000 Lafayette Stakes

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  Keeneland will celebrate its first time to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Oct. 30-31, with a special day of racing titled Prelude to the Cup to be held Thursday, Oct. 29.   Individual ticket reservations for Prelude to …

Keeneland’s tours for fifth graders give local students glimpse into Thoroughbred industry

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  Keeneland will host 2,500 fifth-graders from 28 area public and private schools this week as part of an ongoing program to educate students about the historic Lexington track and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry to Central Kentucky’s economy …

Progress on luxury chalets, loge boxes continues in preparation for Breeders’ Cup

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  The Trackside Chalet, the first three-story luxury chalet to be used at a sporting event in North America, and tiered Loge Boxes rising from the first floor Grandstand highlight the construction that continues as Keeneland prepares its campus for …

Fans can get insider’s look at Breeders’ Cup-Keeneland connection through special tours

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  Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s season-ending 13-race, $26 million championship event on Oct. 30-31, by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider’s look at the rich connection between the …

KEEP board approves resolution urging
tax equity for Kentucky’s horse industry

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  The Board of Directors of the Kentucky Equine Education Project – KEEP – unanimously approved a resolution calling for equine tax equity for Kentucky’s horse industry. The board also approved the formation of an Equine Tax Equity Task Force …

Destination Central Kentucky: California Chrome, other superstars right at home here

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  By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Central Kentucky is a pretty popular vacation destination, as well as a retirement spot – and not only for people. The easy living, beautiful pastures and good eats are just a few of …

Multiple temporary facilities for Oct. 30-31 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland taking shape

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  Keeneland’s preparations for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are progressing on schedule as the facility is readied for the Oct. 30-31 event and the first time the track has hosted Thoroughbred racing’s year-end championship.   Click here for …

Keeneland Fall Meet offers 2,000 additional seats, special dining experiences for race fans

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  Keeneland is offering fans a variety of new seating and dining options for its 2015 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, by making available to the public the Club Lawn Chalet, Saddling Paddock Chalet and Loge Boxes, all …

BCTC’s North American Racing Academy receives grant from Thoroughbred Charities

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  Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s North American Racing Academy (BCTC-NARA) has received a $5,000 grant from Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).   These funds will help offset daily care costs related to the care of 15-18 Thoroughbreds that live …