Keeneland Fall Meet

With only 22% of the public expressing a positive impression of the thoroughbred racing industry, the 2011 Jockey Club report on the state of the industry strongly suggested a new direction. One strategy is to open the horse farms of the Bluegrass to tourism.  Tom Martin talks with Anne Sabatino-Hardy, executive director of “Horse Country, Inc.“ the not-for-profit created to make that happen.

Rich Copley, via Twitter

 It’s time for our weekly chat with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald Leader for a look at this weekend’s arts and cultural events.

Keeneland’s Fall Meet kicks off Friday. And as Rich tells WEKU’s Jonese Franklin, race goers can expect to get a taste of the upcoming Breeder’s Cup World Championships when they visit the Lexington track. 

Keeneland Officials Prepare for October Racing

Sep 29, 2015
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

    

Another fall meet gets underway this Friday at the historic Keeneland Race Track.  October racing in Lexington is expected to pack in the crowds like never before.

Keeneland Attendance Down for Fall Meet

Oct 27, 2014
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

    

Lexington's historic Keeneland Racecourse just wrapped its fall meet. The track set attendance records the past couple of years. This year's attendance fell about 15,000 patrons shy of last year.  Spokeswoman Amy Gregory says rain and cooler than normal temperatures had an impact on turnout during seven of the first 10 racing days.  "The weather really challenged us but we had a new dirt track that we debuted this fall and the dirt track performed beautifully.  The new drainage system handled the rain that we got the first couple of weeks really well," said Gregory.