Economic Impact of Equestrian Facilities

Equestrian Facilities, Economic Impact by Esther Zunker, 08.04.16, If you live among the rolling hills of Lexington and its surrounding areas, you may have heard some facts and figures over the years about the economic impact of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry. An official study completed in 2013 revealed the local equine industry was valued at […]

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Keeneland Teaches 5th Graders about Equine Industry

Keeneland tours teach 5th-graders about Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry Staff Report, 8.25.26, Keeneland this week is hosting 2,800 fifth-graders from 31 area public and private schools to spread the word about the track’s history and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky. Now in its sixth year, the program has given more than […]

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Lexington’s Horse-Racing Linked to Urban Growth Boundary

The unlikely relationship between Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition and Urban Growth Boundaries by David Heyburn, 08.03.16, As Metro Louisville begins the process to update its Comprehensive Plan, Cornerstone 2020, there is an interesting historic and strategic juxtaposition in Kentucky’s next largest city, Lexington. Embedded within the richness of Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition, showcased every first Saturday in […]

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January Keeneland Sale Bears Positive Signs for Equine Industry

Keeneland January sales exceeded $35M Staff Report, 1.15.16, LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2016) — Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded today with returns mirroring the trend seen throughout recent sales seasons: steady results indicative of a stable marketplace combined with selectivity among buyers who place increasing emphasis on quality horses. Gross sales […]

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Tom Martin Interviews Horse Country Director

We are a proud supporter of Horse Country, a recently established non-profit that connects people to our equine heritage through unique tourism experiences. Non-profit seeks to promote and sell the experience of Kentucky’s Horse Country by Tom Martin, 10.04.15, “The core values of racing are still powerful, but we’re losing the battle for new […]

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Officials Hope Red Mile’s New Gambling Parlor Will Save Track

Red Mile’s new gambling parlor opens; officials hope it will save the track by Janet Patton, 9.17.15, With a few snips of a red ribbon, the gambling parlor at Red Mile, dubbed the “Evolution of Horse Racing,” opened Thursday. With hundreds of historical racing wagering machines chiming in the background, track president Joe Costa […]

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Kentucky’s 2015 Foal Crop Largest Since 2010

Kentucky foal crop up almost 7 percent; biggest since 2010 by Janet Patton, 9.17.15, Kentucky’s Thoroughbred foal crop is up almost 7 percent, to 11,853 reported live foals so far, according to 2014 breeding statistics released Thursday by The Jockey Club, the breed’s official registry. This will be the largest foal crop since 2010, […]

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Red Mile Renovations Continue

Renovations to Red Mile’s gambling parlor progressing while major racing events near by Janet Patton, 6.10.15, In less than four weeks, people will be sitting in the grandstand at The Red Mile watching the annual Junior League Charity Horse Show. And they will expect to be able to park, sit down, buy food and […]

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Kickoff for Breeders’ Cup Festival Showcases Cultural Events

Breeders’ Cup Festival Week kickoff highlights plans to roll out cultural red carpet by Saraya Brewer, 6.8.15, Fresh off the first Triple Crown win in more than a generation, leaders of a clearly energized Thoroughbred industry joined Monday morning with Lexington’s civic and community leaders to announce details of a week of events surrounding […]

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Keeneland Moving Simulcasting to Red Mile

Keeneland moving simulcasting to Red Mile by Janet Patton, 5.6.15, The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan by Keeneland to move its simulcasting — betting on live horse races run elsewhere — to The Red Mile in Lexington. Keeneland will put the simulcast betting in a new $2 million operation inside the […]

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