Keeneland Association

Administrative Category Added To Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards; Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the fourth annual Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards (TIEA) will open on Tuesday, May 21, and close on Monday, July 15. The TIEAs were held in America for the first time in 2016. Godolphin, the global racing stable founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is the principal sponsor of the […]

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Keeneland Mercantile Shop Opens In Downtown Lexington

Keeneland Association has announced the opening of Keeneland Mercantile in the new City Center block in the heart of downtown Lexington, Ky. Keeneland Mercantile celebrated its opening Tuesday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Keeneland and city officials and local business leaders. With a curated selection of beautifully crafted goods from artisans throughout the […]

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Keeneland Gives $1.3 Million To University Of Kentucky For Drug Research, Testing Program

The Keeneland Association continues its long-standing philanthropic relationship with the University of Kentucky with a gift of $1.3 million to the Keeneland Endowed Chair in Equine Veterinary Science. This gift will grow the fund to $3 million and will allow the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Gluck Equine Research Center to launch a world-class […]

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Keeneland Association Donates $25,000 To Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

On Saturday the Keeneland Association donated $25,000 to Parkinson’s Disease research in honor of Ann Hanley, wife of WinStar Farm General Manager David Hanley. Hanley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 49, founded the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund in 2016 to underwrite research into an experimental treatment available only at the […]

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Lexington Man That Worked At Kentucky Association Track To Be Honored At Phoenix Festival

Thoroughbred racing was held at the Kentucky Association track in Lexington for over 100 years, until 1933 when the facility closed at the end of the spring meet. That left Lexington without a racetrack until Keeneland opened in 1936. With the passage of time, there are now likely very few people alive that actually attended […]

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KHRC Has No Plans To Take Action On New Racetrack Applications Submitted By Churchill, Keeneland

Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland Association announced on Friday that they would partner to propose the construction of two new racetrack facilities that would house historical racing machines and include a live race meet. The proposal named locations in southeastern Kentucky in Corbin (Knox County) and in southwestern Kentucky in Oak Grove (Christian County). For more […]

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Judge Rules Dickinson Lawsuit Against Keeneland Can Proceed

A federal judge on Tuesday denied a motion by Keeneland Association to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Michael W. Dickinson Inc., stemming from Dickinson’s attempt to collect $395,874.18 (plus interest) from Keeneland in a breach of contract judgment against Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings, a limited liability company co-owned by a subsidiary of Keeneland. Martin […]

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Borell Attorney In McIngvale Suit Withdraws, Citing Communication Difficulties

The Getty Law Group, which previously represented embattled former Runhappy trainer Maria Borell, has withdrawn as counsel for Borell in her lawsuit against Runhappy owner Gallery Racing and James McIngvale. According to court documents, the lawyers had sent “numerous emails, letters, and voicemail messages” to Borell, seeking to update her on the case, and particularly […]

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Keeneland Files Motion To Dismiss Suit Over Polytrack Payments

The Keeneland Association has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed last year by trainer Michael Dickinson stemming from his attempt to collect $395,874 a federal judge said Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings – a defunct company co-owned by a Keeneland subsidiary – owes him on a license agreement. The case stems from a 2008 […]

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Dickinson Sues Keeneland: Alleges ‘Sham Corporation,’ Failure To Pay

Trainer Michael Dickinson has sued Keeneland Association in an attempt to collect $395,874.18 a federal judge ruled Dickinson is owed by Martin Collins Surfaces & Footings, the company that manufactured and sold the synthetic racing surface known as Polytrack and alleged in the lawsuit to be the “alter ego and sham corporation” of Keeneland, the […]

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