Sat August 1, 2015
Business and the Economy

More Than 4100 Yearlings Up for Auction at Keeneland


In mid-September, more than 4100 yearlings will be up for auction at Keeneland's fall sale.  September sale catalogs will be available a week from Tuesday.  Four thousand 164 yearlings are cataloged for the 72ndKeeneland September yearling sale.  The sale is globally regarded as the premiere Thoroughbred yearling auction.  The list includes five horses from the first crop of undefeated European champion 'Frankel.'  Yearlings sired by 249 stallions are cataloged for the sale which begins September 14th.  Of the more than four thousand listed to enter the ring, two thousand 168 are colts, on

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Sun July 5, 2015
-Eastern Standard

Talking Cars on Eastern Standard

L-R, John Hingsbergen, Ken Hold, George Schweikle

  As this year's Keeneland Concours d'Elegance revs up, we'll talk cars on this week's show.  Let's talk about your favorite car, maybe your first or the one that got away and that you wished you had never gotten rid of.

Guests: Kenneth Hold, founding member of the Keeneland Concours & George Schweikle, Director of Filed Operations for the Keeneland Concours.

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Thu April 2, 2015

Keeneland’s Spring Meet Provides a Backdrop for the Breeder’s Cup

Credit Stu Johnson / WEKU News

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."

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Mon September 8, 2014

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sales Underway


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.

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Thu August 28, 2014

Keeneland's New Dirt Track Not Like Old One

Credit Keeneland

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.

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Fri April 25, 2014
Arts Weekly

Rich Copley: UK Theatre at the Opera House, Concert at Former Ichtus Site, Concerts at Keeneland

It’s time for our preview of weekend events with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader. 

Rich tells WEKU’s John Hingsbergen that University of Kentucky theatre is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Lexington Opera House through Sunday.

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Tue July 9, 2013
Station News & Events

2013 Keeneland Concours d'Elegance July 18 - 21

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.

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Thu July 19, 2012
Station News & Events

Keeneland Concours d'Elegance, Car Talk Marathon, this Saturday

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.

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Mon April 4, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky


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.

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