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KEENELAND: LEXINGTON’S FORT KNOX

By Ray Paulick In his wildest dreams, Hal Price Headley could not have imagined what eventually would develop from the 145-acre plot of land and training center on Versailles Road outside of Lexington, Ky., that he was asking his fellow horsemen and Blue Grass residents to buy from John Oliver Keene in 1935. His proposal […]

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WHO OWNS KEENELAND?

By Ray Paulick In the 46 years since the Breeders’ Sales Company – a co-op established by Central Kentucky breeders — was handed over to Keeneland, the Lexington, Ky., auction house/racetrack has gross receipts of more than $13.5 billion through its sales of weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds in training and breeding stock. During that time, the […]

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ARROGANT?

One of the most surprising themes in Monday’s Paulick Report article on Fasig-Tipton’s new owner, Synergy Investments of Dubai, wasn’t so much the comments about the No. 2 Thoroughbred auction house, but what was said about the market leader, the Keeneland Association.   A word that was repeated several times by consignors and buyers commenting […]

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