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Keeneland Race Course

  • Keeneland has announced plans to build a paddock and enhance the saddling paddock to expand viewing and improve safety for horses and spectators. The estimated $93 million project has already received preliminary approval for incentives up to $23.2 million from the Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority. It will be Keeneland’s largest capital project since its 1936 opening. Construction will begin in January, with completion by fall 2025. It will include seated dining and a panoramic rooftop view, and spectators will be able to view jockeys during a walk-through before each race.
  • Jim Williams served as director of publicity/communications at Keeneland for 38 years (1971-2009). He worked with racing’s greatest jockeys and trainers as well as media members from around the world who covered racing at Keeneland. He was also involved in the preparations and activities for visits by dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, who attended races at Keeneland on October 11, 1984. This conversation covers changes at Keeneland through the years, Jim’s memories of prominent people in the racing business and of course, the day the track hosted the Queen.
  • For the 6th year in a row some Fayette County fifth Graders are spending their mornings at Keeneland this week learning about the impact of the…