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Keeneland Library debuts John C. Hemment photo exhibit; two Library Lecture Series events remain in 2019

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, has unveiled an exhibit of photos by early Turf photographer John C. Hemment and has two events in its popular Library Lecture Series remaining in 2019. The Library, which is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., is continuing the tradition of sharing its collections with “A Day in...

Keeneland’s spring meet meant great racing — and special events supported its philanthropic mission

As a complement to the spectacular racing, Keeneland offered a full slate of special events that benefited the horse industry and the Central Kentucky community. Keeneland hosted three fundraising events in support of jockeys. Current and retired riders participated in a jockey autograph session on opening day that raised $6,740 for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). RunHappy scholarships Keeneland...

Charitable Impact Group to host Derby handicapping event benefiting thoroughbred charities April 26

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), and New Vocations have been named the co-beneficiaries of the Charitable Impact Group’s fifth annual Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner. The event will be held at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington on April 29 at 6 p.m. NBC racing analyst Donna Brothers will host a panel of handicappers including Daily...

Keeneland, Equestricon form expanded partnership around fan development and wagering

As the fall meet at Keeneland begins, and less than a month until the second-annual Equestricon convention and festival, the two organizations have announced details of an exciting new collaboration. Fans can expect to see a larger presence from the BETologist program — which educates patrons on all aspects of handicapping and wagering — at both Keeneland this fall and at Equestricon. Keeneland...