Olympian and Lexington Native Tyson Gay Will Be at Keeneland on Sunday, Oct. 14

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LEXINGTON, KY (October 8, 2012) –Keeneland will welcome Olympian and Lexington native Tyson Gay to the races on Sunday, October 14, for a special salute.

Gay is a triple World Champion, an American record holder and the second-fastest man in history. He earned a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic games as part of the of the 4 x100m relay team.

This is an opportunity for Keeneland fans to pay tribute to Tyson,” said Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason. “He is such a terrific example of how to compete at the highest level and do it with the upmost sportsmanship. He is a wonderful role model and this is a chance to say thank you to him for all he has accomplished.

Gay’s public schedule on October 14 includes:

  • Noon—National Anthem sung by Marlana Van Hoose, a Kentucky Special Olympics athlete. 

  • 12:05 p.m.—Q & A in the Keeneland Paddock, moderated by Tom Leach.

  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.—Autograph signing adjacent to the Keeneland Gift Shop. Gay will autograph photos provided by Keeneland only.

  • Trophy Presentation—Seventh race approximately 4:17 p.m.




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