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Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Keeneland highlights Spring Meet opening day on April 4

Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on April 4 with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m., followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area. “Keeneland is an iconic gathering place for the community – it’s a rite of spring,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “Hosting Central...

Keeneland holds Hiring Center, Job Fair to fill more than 2,000 seasonal employment positions

Keeneland is readying for its 2019 Spring Meet with the announcement of two employment events aimed at filling more than 2,000 seasonal positions: a Hiring Center that opens Feb. 25 and a Job Fair on March 9. Staffing covers Food and Beverage Service, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance and Guest Services for the Spring Meet, which covers 17 days of racing...

Keeneland announces changes to format of 2019 April sale, to include horses of racing age

Keeneland announced today that it has expanded the 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features two-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age. The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the nine stakes that weekend are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central...

After four-year hiatus, Keeneland 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale returns April 9

Keeneland officials announced Friday that the 2019 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale will be held on April 9. The Preview Day, which will offer breezes over both the main dirt track and turf course, will be held on April 8. “Keeneland looks forward to the return of the April Sale, and we anticipate we will see several 2018 September Yearling Sale graduates participating,” said Bob Elliston,...