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Keeneland, Churchill Downs reinforce commitment to safety with racing and training reforms

Keeneland and Churchill Downs have jointly announced major changes in racing and training policies to strengthen safety protocols at both race tracks. Reforms include mandatory veterinary inspections prior to workouts and race entry and enhanced reporting and transparency requirements for trainers and attending veterinarians with regard to the fitness of horses to work and race. These reforms also...

Keeneland announces Christa Marrillia and Marc Therrien have joined executive leadership team

Keeneland officials have announced two additions to the executive leadership team as Christa Marrillia is Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, while Marc Therrien is Managing Director of Keeneland Hospitality.  Christa Marrillia “Our world-class marketing efforts and the hospitality we extend to our guests are critical to the success of our core business,” said Keeneland President and CEO...

Jockey Perry Ouzts gets 7,000th career win, celebrates milestone with old friend at Belterra

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor Fans didn’t have to wait long to see jockey Perry Ouzts get career win 7,000 at Belterra Park in Cincinnati Friday. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = 'https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.1'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,...

Kentucky Speedway’s weekend packed with races and entertainment opportunities galore

Kentucky Speedway’s three-race NASCAR weekend will feature 925 miles of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, XFINITY Series and Camping World Truck Series.   Race fans will be able to cheer on their favorite driver with a green Quaker State rally towel Saturday when NASCAR’s elite drivers compete on the 1.5-mile tri-oval in the Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts.   “The Quaker State...

Keeneland Library Lecture Series announces spring events spotlighting people, horses

On display at the Keeneland Library is “Hunting Coat Red Persian Set” by world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly. In 2014, Maker’s Mark presented the piece to Keeneland to recognize the long history of the two Kentucky icons. (Photo provided)     The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns in 2015 with a slate of events that spotlight notable horses and people in Thoroughbred racing.   Events...