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Tue June 17, 2014
Sports

Keeneland Looks to be 2015 Host for Breeders Cup

It appears Keeneland race track stands a good chance of hosting the 2015 Breeders Cup World Championships.  Although not confirmed by the track or the Breeders Cup, reports in the Lousiville Courier Journal and Lexington Herald Leader cite sources saying the big time racing day is coming to central Kentucky.   Dan Metsger is the president of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

“Keeneland, or perhaps more specifically Lexington, is really the birthplace of the Breeders Cup. It was conceived by John Gaines, or Gainesway Farm here in Lexington.  The early financial support was essentially everything from thoroughbred breeders,” said Metsger.

Although the fall date for the 2015 Breeders Cup has not be announced, it will come in line with the Keeneland breeding stock sale.  This would be the first time for the Breeders Cup in central Kentucky.  It’s been held at Louisville’s Churchill Downs several times.