Keeneland Fall Meet

Full Seating Capacity for Keeneland's Fall Meet

Keeneland will open at full capacity for the upcoming Fall Meet, which will be held Oct. 8-30. Tickets will go on sale beginning at 9 a.m. ET Monday, Aug. 16. Prospective purchasers should visit tickets.keeneland.com in advance for information on available ticket options and the process to purchase. Keeneland's e-ticketing platform will enable fans to add tickets to their mobile wallets for scanning at the admission gates. "Keeneland is thrilled to welcome greater numbers of fans back to the track for what promises to be a terrific Fall Meet," Keeneland...

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Keeneland Features Nourish Lexington as Fall Meet Charity

During the Fall Meet, which opened Friday and runs through Oct. 24, Keeneland will continue to support and raise funds for Nourish Lexington, which uses the skills and resources of food service and hospitality employees displaced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to provide nutritious meals for people in need. Nourish Lexington is Keeneland's featured Fall Meet charity. Although Keeneland currently remains closed to spectators due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, Keeneland at Home fans and Keeneland Watch Party attendees will also have the opportunity to support Nourish Lexington, which was launched...

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DRF en Espanol to Offer Expanded Keeneland Coverage

Keeneland will serve as a presenting sponsor of DRF en Espanol, a Daily Racing Form product that will deliver expanded coverage of Keeneland's Fall Meet to Spanish-speaking racing fans. "We are delighted to have the opportunity to reach new audiences and better serve our existing Spanish-speaking fans with our coverage and race analysis through DRF en Espanol," Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. "Investing in the future of our sport and the racing community is key to our mission, and we are excited to expand our engagement with both...

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Family Ties Propel Arvin Through Uncharted Waters

The last few weeks have been a series of 'firsts' for Shannon Bishop Arvin. Named Keeneland's President-elect on Sept. 1, she will officially transition to President and CEO once the calendar turns to 2021, and in doing so, become the first woman to take on the position at the storied racetrack. Soon after Arvin was named President-elect this month, Keeneland conducted the first as-scheduled auction following the Coronavirus pandemic with the annual world-renowned September Yearling Sale. [tdn_vimeo_embed title="Keeneland's President-elect Shannon Arvin " admp4="https://player.vimeo.com/external/443062018.sd.mp4?s=9281d875881c13761cb298e3e2e6c1a3278b1b12&profile_id=165" videomp4= "https://player.vimeo.com/external/460267221.sd.mp4?s=a58b68a38504214f67682422c9ab9e4f07fe9d86&profile_id=165" thumbnail= ""] Arvin's first weeks...

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Keeneland Outlines Jockey Protocols for Fall Meet

Keeneland released COVID-19 procedures for jockeys who will ride during the 17-day Fall Meet, running from Oct. 2-24. Jockey COVID-19 testing protocols: Jockeys who plan to ride opening day (Oct. 2) will be required to be in Lexington Tuesday, Sept. 29 and receive a COVID-19 test at Keeneland. Jockeys who plan to ride at Keeneland after opening day will need to provide a CDC gold standard RT-PCR COVID-19 nasopharyngeal test confirmed negative within 72 hours of the day of their first race. A jockey who races at Keeneland and leaves...

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Keeneland to Offer 18 Stakes Races During Fall Meet

Keeneland will be the focus of Thoroughbred racing this autumn when the track presents 18 stakes worth a total of $4.775 million during its 2020 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 2-24 ahead of the 37th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland on Nov. 6-7. The prestigious Fall Stars Weekend opens the 17-day season, which also features the repositioning of the GII Hagyard Fayette to join the GI Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on the second Saturday of the meet and serve as a prep for the GI Breeders' Cup...

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Bill Thomason Discusses September Sale, Keeneland Fall Meet

Will there be spectators at the September sale? The Keeneland Fall Meet? Like all of us, Bill Thomason doesn't have all the answers, but he talks about plans, protocols and contingencies for Keeneland this fall on the Writers' Room podcast.

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