Keeneland Association

Lear: A more effective approach to Kentucky’s casino bill

In the Lexington Herald-Leader, former Kentucky legislator and Keeneland Association trustee Bill Lear writes that an expanded gambling bill could get through the state legislature with the right language and approach.  Lear proposes that all the state’s casino proceeds go directly to a college “tuition voucher” program for students and that the language specifically addresses […]

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Industry groups create Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

A broad-based group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced today the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)—an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from […]

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Keeneland, Martin Collins to dissolve Polytrack partnership

The partnership between Keeneland Association and Martin Collins Equine Services, the manufacturer of Polytrack, will be dissolved and the manufacture and production of the synthetic track material taken over by a new North American subsidiary of the British-based Collins, according to a Thoroughbred Times report. Collins pioneered the synthetic surface more than 30 years ago […]

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Kirkpatrick: a celebration as it was meant to be

From the cocktail wiener hors d’oeuvres to the 1970s photograph of a leering Arnold Kirkpatrick watching a female streaker interrupting a Kentucky Derby party, this was no ordinary memorial service for a dearly departed friend. It’s exactly what Arnold Kirkpatrick would have wanted, his friends said. Don’t mourn his death, but celebrate his life. Good […]

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Keeneland’s new ADW site up and running

The new advance deposit wagering platform announced last spring by the Keeneland Association is now up and running.  Residents of five states currently have access to the wagering platform, which you can access here.  Below is a press release sent out Wednesday by the Keeneland Association. Keeneland has expanded its wagering options to now include […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Program with Teeth

Horse industry employees in Central Kentucky with children in need of dental check-ups have a great opportunity, thanks to a new partnership among the Keeneland Association, Blue Grass Farms Charities and the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., horse industry-employed parents of children between the ages of four […]

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Keeneland partners on dental care for children of horse industry workers

Press Release The Keeneland Association, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and Blue Grass Farms Charities today announced an innovative partnership to provide free dental screenings for the children of horse industry employees. A free screening will take place on July 30 at Keeneland and utilize one of the College of Dentistry’s mobile dental […]

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PAULICK REPORT CELEBRATES FIRST ANNIVERSARY

By Ray Paulick There have been very few dull moments since the Paulick Report was launched one year ago today, June 16, 2008. I guess that’s one of the benefits for a journalist covering an industry in turmoil. Where to begin? We’ve posted 418 of our own stories, most of them written by me, […]

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