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Keeneland takes lead in Blue Grass Farms Charities ‘Gallop and Graze’ matching gift campaign

Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) will launch its inaugural matching gift campaign in July, “Gallop and Graze,” to further the mission of the charity. Founded in 2003, Blue Grass Farm Charities’ purpose is to provide health and human services to those working in the Thoroughbred racing community. With a commitment to this mission, BGFC has announced Gallop and Graze, a matching campaign to provide...

Keeneland, partners expand COVID-19 support with introduction of Nourish the Backstretch

Nourish the Backstretch, a partnership between Keeneland, Nourish Lexington and Blue Grass Farms Charities (BGFC) will provide weekly meals and groceries to stable-area workers at Keeneland and The Thoroughbred Center (TTC). More than 500 people are employed by trainers to care for horses at the two locations. Proceeds from wagers placed through Keeneland Select, Keeneland’s online ADW, during May...

Farms charity and market sponsor horsemen chili cookoff to fund on-site wellness clinics

Horse farms and equine-related businesses can enter the Horsemen’s Chili Cookoff to win The Great Chili Bowl and to benefit wellness clinics. The cookoff March 2 from 3-7 p.m. is open to the public.   (Photo from commons.wikipedia.org) The cookoff is sponsored by Blue Grass Farms Charities and Lexington’s Whole Foods Market in the upstairs bar at Fasig-Tipton’s Sales Pavilion at 2400...