Officials at Lexington's historic Keeneland Racecourse are eager for the start of the spring meet, while also keeping an eye toward the fall. Post time for the first race of the three week event comes just after 1 pm Friday. Keeneland will also host the Breeders Cup Championships this October. Spokeswoman Amy Gregory says a new chalet will be in operation for the spring meet. "It's really a way that we can test run the facility,” said Gregory. “Give it a test, a trial run during the spring. Look at food operations, parking, layout inside the chalet."
While many horse racing fans eagerly await early October for Keeneland's fall meet, horse sellers and buyers will stay busy for the next two weeks. The annual September yearling sales event gets underway Monday.
Early Thursday morning, six to eight horses worked over the new dirt surface. Conversion of the main track from a synthetic polytrack surface to dirt began May 19th. At first glance, Keeneland's new track looks very much like the old one. Spokeswoman Amy Gregory says the new track features a unique draining system. "We feel that, when there's rain water, it will flow very quickly off the track toward the inside and outside rails and that will carry it away from the track and eliminate a lot of ponding," said Gregory.
WEKU is once again a proud media sponsor of the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance. This year's four-day event will again be held at the beautiful Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, showcasing over 130 of the finest collector vehicles in the country---from antiques to future classics.
The WEKU stations are once again proud media sponsors of the annual Keeneland Concours d'Elegance. This year's Concours will take place Saturday July 21, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. with the awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m.
Tune to 88.9 WEKU and our network of stations for our special Car Talk Marathon, including "live" updates from Keeneland from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
April means horse racing at Lexington’s Keeneland race track. The historic track is celebrating 75 years of racing this year. In recognition of the milestone, Keeneland spokeswoman, Julie Balog wants patrons to get involved.