To our loyal horsemen, partners, employees and fans,
On behalf of Keeneland and the broader Kentucky equine community, we are reaching out to you today to ask for your help.
Historical horse racing (HHR) fuels Kentucky's signature horse industry, strengthens purse money for racing, provides valuable jobs and generates millions in tax revenue to benefit investments across the Commonwealth.
A recent Kentucky Supreme Court ruling has put the future of historical horse racing, and therefore the health of Kentucky's equine industry, in jeopardy, causing Keeneland and Red Mile to temporarily close the historical horse racing operations at Red Mile Gaming & Racing.
We are hopeful the Kentucky legislature will provide a remedy to save the many jobs and millions in tax revenue and purse enhancements, but we need your help for this solution to become a reality.
You can assist our efforts by reaching out to your representatives in the Kentucky legislature and urging them to support the engine that drives the Commonwealth's economy: the horse industry.
Here's How to Help:
1. Contact your representative by clicking this link.
2. Ask them to keep HHR in Kentucky to protect valuable jobs and our signature equine industry.
3. Encourage them to make regulatory changes that allow HHR facilities to continue operations.
4. Let them know what Keeneland means to you!
Keeneland is grateful for your support and action in saving historical horse racing.
Shannon B. Arvin
Keeneland President & CEO
Editor's Note: This letter was issued as a press release on behalf of Keeneland.