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Keeneland concludes historic five-day summer meet with total handle of $63 million

Keeneland successfully closed its unprecedented five-day Summer Meet on Sunday with all-sources wagering of more than $63 million. Driving robust wagering were top-quality race fields and the enthusiastic support of fans who were watching and wagering remotely due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All-sources wagering on the Summer Meet, held July 8-12, totaled $63,299,331. Average daily all-sources...

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 at Home to provide unique opportunities for fans to watch, wager on July 8-12 Summer Meet

Keeneland has announced Keeneland at Home Presented by Central Bank, which offers a variety of creative and fun ways for fans to remotely enjoy Keeneland’s five-day Summer Meet, to be held July 8-12. The season, which accommodates a portion of the 16-day Spring Meet that Keeneland was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 outbreak, will be held without fans. “Fans flock to Keeneland during our...

Ellis Park asks Horse Racing Commission to delay opening to July 2 to ensure health protocols are met

Pending approval by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, live horse racing will return to Ellis Park in Henderson on Thursday, July 2. Originally scheduled for Sunday, June 28, Ellis made the request to move the date four days to ensure all health and safety protocols are met following the COVID-19 pandemic. The summer meet will be highlighted by a pair of stakes-laden programs on Aug. 2 and 9. Ellis...

Keeneland requests five-day Summer Meet in July; event would be held without spectators

Keeneland has submitted a request to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s Race Dates Committee for a five-day Summer Meet, to be held July 8 through July 12. Under the current safety protocols, the Summer Meet would be held without spectators. The summer dates accommodate a portion of the 16-day Spring Meet that Keeneland was forced to cancel due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Keeneland also will share...