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Keeneland Seeks To Fill More Than 2,000 Seasonal Jobs For Spring Meet

Keeneland is readying for its 2019 Spring Meet with today’s announcement of two employment events aimed at filling more than 2,000 seasonal positions: a Hiring Center that opens Feb. 25 and a Job Fair on March 9. Staffing covers Food and Beverage Service, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance and Guest […]

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‘Deja Vu All Over Again’; TOBA Drops Ball On Sales Integrity Website

Oops. They did it again. In August 2014, I wrote an article after discovering that the website formerly devoted to the Sales Integrity Program, an initiative designed to protect Thoroughbred buyers at public auction, was deactivated and the URL address had been purchased by someone who was apparently in the business of domain squatting for […]

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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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Lost and Found Presented by Horseware: Former Trainer Brothers Still Uses Eye For Horses Behind The Scenes

A decade after a seamless transition from Classic-winning trainer to semi-retired bloodstock advisor, Frank Brothers continues to enjoy the Thoroughbred industry. Called “Frankie” by all who know him, his name is forever linked with a long list of high-profile runners topped by Preakness and Belmont winner and 1991 champion Hansel and 1997 Blue Grass Stakes […]

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Keeneland Races To Be Featured In Equilottery’s Win Place Show Trial

Historic racetrack Keeneland and live sports lottery game provider EquiLottery Games have reached an agreement to feature races from the 2019 Keeneland Spring Meet as part of the upcoming trial run of Kentucky’s Win Place Show, the first daily U.S. lottery game based on the results of live horse racing. Due to this agreement, Kentucky […]

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Keeneland Adds Racing Age Section To April Sale

Keeneland has expanded its 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features 2-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age. The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the nine stakes that weekend are the $1-million Grade 2 Toyota Blue Grass […]

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Locating A Lost Love: What The Future Holds For One Retired Racehorse

Blogger, researcher, and former farm manager Carleigh Fedorka is deeply immersed in the Thoroughbred racing industry and is an avid proponent of Thoroughbreds in second careers. Having worked hands-on in the foaling, care and sales of hundreds of Thoroughbreds, Fedorka is keenly aware of what a fragile position a horse can be in once it […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Record Average, Median

Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday with robust results – the highest gross since 2008, a record average and a record-equaling median – produced by vibrant trade that reflected the continued buyer confidence and demand for quality Thoroughbreds seen during last fall’s September Yearling Sale and November Breeding Stock Sale. Highlighting the […]

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Kentucky Downs Appeals Decision To Award Standardbred License To Churchill, Keeneland

Kentucky Downs has filed an appeal in Circuit Court over the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s decision to award a Standardbred license to a partnership between Keeneland and Churchill Downs, the Blood-Horse reports. The appeal requests the awarding of a license in Oak Grove, Ky., be struck down, saying the KHRC didn’t have or follow proper […]

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Keeneland’s January Horses Of All Ages Sale Opens Monday

Keeneland’s 2019 January Horses of All Ages Sale, which has cataloged 1,574 horses, including champion Abel Tasman and Grade 1 winner and recent supplement Fatale Bere (FR), starts Monday at 10 a.m. Eastern. The sale, which runs through Thursday, Jan. 10, will be streamed live on Keeneland.com. TVG coverage of the auction will begin Sunday and […]

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