Keeneland is partnering with Thoroughbred industry groups to offer 18 scholarships worth a total of $70,000 to students as part of its College Scholarship Day Friday.
Students can pre-register online to be eligible for scholarship drawings by clicking here, with students who pre-register Monday eligible to win a $2,000 scholarship and an ultimate fan experience. Online registration is available through Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.
Contributing to the $70,000 in scholarship money to be awarded Friday are:
· Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association have increased their combined scholarship contribution from $10,000 to $20,000. Drawings for a $2,000 scholarship will be held following each of the day’s 10 races.
· Two $10,000 Runhappy Scholarships will be awarded. The Runhappy Scholarships, presented by Jim and Linda McIngvale, owners of champion Runhappy, who stands at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Kentucky, have been a College Scholarship Day feature since Keeneland’s 2016 Spring Meet.
· Six Thoroughbred industry partners–Claiborne Farm, Glen Hill Farm, Hinkle Farms, Paramount Sales, Solis/Litt Bloodstock and Taylor Made Farm–each will award a $5,000 scholarship for a combined total of $30,000. The scholarships will be coupled with exclusive farm experiences.
Amplify, a grassroots program that aims to provide a platform to connect young people interested in horse racing with career and resource information, as well as industry mentors, coordinated the involvement of the six Thoroughbred industry partners.