Keeneland Association, Cross Gate Gallery to host fifth annual Sporting Art Auction Sunday

A Morning’s Work, by Sir Alfred Munnings Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington will conduct the fifth annual Sporting Art Auction on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. The 2017 collection features 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings, and sculpture from celebrated masters as well as talented new artists. The Sporting...

Ag commissioner praises signing of new agreement to resume live equine exports to China

Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles praised the resumption of live equine exports to China at a signing ceremony in Beijing Monday. The agreement, signed by United States Ambassador to China Terry Branstad and Minister Zhi Shuping of the People’s Republic of China, clears the way for the importation of all breeds of U.S. horses, including high-quality Thoroughbred racing horses, to China, where...

Churchill, Keenland form ‘historic partnership’ to build two new racing facilities in Corbin, Oak Grove

Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) (“CDI”) and Keeneland Association, Inc. (“Keeneland”) announced today an historic partnership to propose the construction of two new state-of-the-art racing facilities. One will be in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County), and the second will be in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). The proposed facilities will feature...

Keeneland Association’s 2017 Sporting Art Auction set for Nov. 19; will be afternoon event for first time

The 2017 Sporting Art Auction, a collaboration between Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington, will be held Sunday, Nov. 19, in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. The format of this year’s auction has changed from an evening to an early afternoon event beginning at 2 p.m. ET. This year marks the fifth Sporting Art Auction, which will feature 175 high-quality lots representing a mix...

Keeneland Association among winners of Best Places to Work in 2016 by Chamber of Commerce

Keeneland Association, Inc. has been announced as a winner of the 2016 Best Places to Work in Kentucky by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM). “Keeneland is often regarded as a world leader in Thoroughbred racing and sales, and that standing is thanks to the Keeneland family of employees,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said....

Keeneland Association, Cross Gate Gallery co-sponsor second annual Sporting Art Auction

The Sporting Art auction, which features 175 high-quality lots and is presented through a partnership between Keeneland Association and Cross Gate Gallery of Lexington (Image from Keeneland)   Fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture by world-renowned artists will be featured at the second annual Sporting Art Auction, set for Wednesday, beginning at 4 p.m. in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion.   The...

Keeneland broadcast team receives record seventh International Simulcast Award

Keeneland is the only seven-time winner of the Simulcast Award, which honors excellence in the presentation of a race track’s live race product to its simulcast outlets (Keeneland Photo)   The Keeneland Association earned its seventh International Simulcast Award during the recent 22nd International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla.   Keeneland is the only seven-time winner of...

Equine community to address racehorse welfare during annual summit in Lexington

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation today announced that the fifth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Tuesday, July 8, and Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Lexington, Ky.   Once again, the summit will be underwritten and coordinated by The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and hosted by the Keeneland Association. The two-day workshop...

Nick Nicholson to receive Eclipse Award of Merit for industry achievements, leadership

Nick Nicholson The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters have announced that Nick Nicholson will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for his distinguished leadership and his achievements on behalf of the Thoroughbred industry.   Nicholson, of Lexington, will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit on Saturday, Jan. 19,...