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‘Life’s Work’: Keeneland Library To Preserve Thoroughbred Racing Stories In Oral History Project

Keeneland announced today the Keeneland Library’s creation of the Life’s Work Oral History Project, a new initiative designed to capture treasured stories from the Thoroughbred industry and preserve and promote them for future generations. Life’s Work represents a unique collaboration of the Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, along with the […]

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Keeneland Library Continues Weekly Lecture Series

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will spotlight new publications about Thoroughbred racing – from stories compiled by noted Central Kentucky horseman and longtime radio show host Ercel Ellis to new books about the Triple Crown, the Travers (G1) at Saratoga and Racing Hall of Famer Spectacular Bid – as […]

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Keeneland Library Lecture Series Showcases Books About Sir Barton, Justify

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, will feature discussions of new books about Triple Crown winners Sir Barton and Justify at upcoming installments of its popular Library Lecture Series. On Tuesday, May 14, Jennifer Kelly will discuss her book, Sir Barton and the Making of the Triple Crown. Kelly, who is from […]

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Keeneland Library Unveils Slate Of Events, Exhibits For 80th Anniversary

The Keeneland Library, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, over the next few months will present several exhibits and special events, including the popular Library Lecture Series, to showcase its collection and programs. In 1939, the Library was established when Keeneland Trustee and Director William Arnold Hanger donated a 2,300-volume Turf collection of Robert […]

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Keeneland Library To Showcase The ‘Artistry Of Peb’ In New Exhibit

The Keeneland Library is paying tribute to Pierre Bellocq, the internationally celebrated artist better known as “Peb,” with the exhibit “Artistry of Peb: Fifty Years of Features” that opens Monday, Feb. 5, and a virtual exhibit now available on Keeneland.com titled “The Artistry of Peb.” “Artistry of Peb” showcases 18 of Bellocq’s features from The […]

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Mountaineer Honors Publicist Bill Mooney On West Virginia Derby Day

For the better part of 20 years, Bill Mooney was the point person for publicity for the West Virginia Derby, which he chronicled through its rise to a major graded stakes on the national Thoroughbred racing calendar. The two-time Eclipse Award-winning writer, who also was recognized as one of the top racing historians, died Jan. […]

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After 38 Years, Cathy Schenck ‘Closes The Book’ On Keeneland Library Career

For racing fans, journalists, writers, college professors, historians, Keeneland employees and countless others seeking information about Keeneland and the Thoroughbred industry, one sure bet has been the Keeneland Library’s Head Librarian, Cathy Schenck. Today, Cathy is retiring after 38 years at Keeneland. Cathy has been an invaluable resource for people no matter the complexity or […]

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Exhibition Of Works By Photographer Katey Barrett To Be Held At Keeneland Library

The Keeneland Library will open an exhibition of works by prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett – known for her artistry and documentation – on Monday, Sept. 14. Titled Into the Light: The Art and Inspiration of Katey Barrett, the exhibition will feature approximately 40 works that exemplify Barrett’s use of light, film and […]

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Keeneland Library Lecture Series Announces Spring Events

The Keeneland Library Lecture Series returns in 2015 with a slate of events that spotlight notable horses and people in Thoroughbred racing. Events will be held at the Keeneland Library unless otherwise noted and begin at 6:30 p.m. ET. March 24 – Walter May, a Lexington-area actor and playwright, will perform a one-man show about […]

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Keeneland Library Acquires Collection of Photographer Katey Barrett

The Keeneland Library has acquired the collection of prominent Southern California equine photographer Katey Barrett. The material includes some 12,000 color slides, as well as print photographs and race track programs. “Katey is a true pioneer in Turf photography, and her work is a great blend of artistry and documentation,” Keeneland Library Director Becky Ryder […]

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