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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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 Keeneland President About Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland president on Breeders’ Cup: ‘There’s never been a time like this for Lexington’ by Tom Martin, 10.18.15, The Breeders’ Cup takes over Lexington in just under two weeks. It’s a huge event for the city but especially so for Keeneland, Lexington’s classic Thoroughbred race track and host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World […]

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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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Keeneland Contributes $600 Million a Year to Lexington’s Economy

Study: Keeneland contributes almost $600 million a year to Lexington’s economy by Janet Patton, 4.23.15, Between the boutique race meets in spring and fall and world-renowned horse sales, Keeneland has an economic impact of almost $600 million, according to a new study released Thursday. The study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Center for […]

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Growth Expected for Keeneland January Sale

Keeneland January sale expected to keep pace with steadily growing market by Alicia Wincze Hughes, 1.11.15, Breeding stock sales in the Thoroughbred industry are an inherent mixed bag, their makeup and quality dependent on far more variables that those of the bellwether yearling auctions. The all-encompassing Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale is […]

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Lexington Gearing Up for New Tourism Opportunities in 2015

Lexington getting ready to ride wave of new tourism in 2015 and beyond By Janet Patton, 1.11.15, It’s a new year and a new era for Lexington tourism, with the appointment of Mary Quinn Ramer as president of the city’s convention and visitors center, VisitLex. Ramer, who has been with the bureau since 2007, […]

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Top of Keeneland Sale Running Strong

Keeneland November sale: Top end strong, but some gaps in quality By Alicia Wincze Hughes, 11.04.14, At its peak, the opening day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Tuesday was a positive showcase, selling more seven-figure offerings than it did at the start of last year’s ultimately successful exercise. However, the first […]

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2014 Keeneland September Sales Final Stats

Here are some key stats from the 2014 Keeneland September Sale: 2,819 – Head Sold $279,960,500 – Gross Amount $99,312 – Average Price $50,000 – Median Price $2,200,000 – Top Price   Market Stability Reigns As Keeneland September Sale Concludes Press Release, 9.21.14, LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2014) – The Keeneland September Yearling Sale, […]

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First Book of Keeneland Sale Shows Emerging Star Sires

First Book of Keeneland September Yearling Shows Tapit as Emerging Star Sire by Natalie Voss, 9.16.14, The first book of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale wrapped up on Sept 11 with solid statistics, highlighted by a couple of prominent Kentucky-based bloodlines. Book 1 is the section of the sale with what Keeneland’s sales team estimates […]

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