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Keeneland Library Lecture Series to feature books about Triple Crown winners Sir Barton, Justify

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will feature discussions of new books about Triple Crown winners Sir Barton and Justify at upcoming installments of its popular Library Lecture Series. On May 14, Jennifer Kelly will discuss her book, “Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown.” Kelly, who is from Madison, Alabama, conducted extensive research...

Keeneland Library celebrating 80th anniversary with several exhibits and special events in 2019

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will present several exhibits and special events during the next few months, including the popular Library Lecture Series, to showcase its collection and programs. In 1939, the Library was established when Keeneland Trustee and Director William Arnold Hanger donated a 2,300-volume Turf collection of Robert James Turnbull....

Billy Reed: Resurgence of famed Calumet Farm recalls controversies surrounding Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE – Now that it appears that Calumet Farm will have one horse, maybe two, in Saturday’s 143rd Kentucky Derby, it’s as good a time as any to observe the 70th anniversary of Calumet’s victory in what still ranks as one of the most controversial editions in the great race’s history. As dawn broke over Churchill Downs on the morning of May 4, 1957, Calumet, located next to Keeneland...