Keeneland Magazine

Keeneland Magazine Summer 2021 Issue

No other magazine captures the spirit & majesty of Keeneland & the sport of Thoroughbred racing like Keeneland magazine. From the excitement of racing, to Keeneland's style & tradition, enjoy the marvels of Central Kentucky and the unique Bluegrass lifestyle in these short stories from Keeneland magazine.

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Spotlight

Going With The Flow - Winter 2019

The Griffin family has developed their Highbridge Springs Water Co. into a beloved Bluegrass brand

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Special Collections

Special Collections - Winter 2019

Keeneland had been the scene of some extraordinary thoroughbred dispersals, from Eugene V. Klein dispersal 30 years ago that featured three Breeders' Cup winners to the more recent record-setting Edward P. Evans sale.

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Chaplaincy

Keeneland Team Profile - Keeneland Chaplaincy -...

The hundreds of hard-working men and women who care for racehorses at Keeneland and The Thoroughbred Center have no better friends than the Chaplaincy.

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Making A Difference

Making a Difference - Lexington Rescue Mission ...

Mending broken lives one-by-one motivates Lexington Rescue Mission

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Jeff Ruby

Jewel In His Crown - Winter 2019

Jeff Ruby’s Lexington restaurant reects its founder’s larger-than-life persona

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Jane Lyon

Living Her Dream - Winter 2019

With grace and wit, Jane Lyon has fashioned Summer Wind Farm into the embodiment of her girlhood aspirations

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Frank Walker

Body of Work - Winter 2019

Frank X Walker, a Kentucky poet laureate and an advocate of Appalachia’s African- American culture and history, is among the distinguished authors honored by the Book Benches project.

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BC Championship

Championship Form - Winter 2019

With its second Breeders’ Cup World Championships a year away, Keeneland gears up to put on an incomparable show.

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Timeless Appeal

Timeless Appeal - Fall 2019

Beaumont Inn, famous for its hospitality and classic southern cuisine, celebrates a century  

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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On - Fall 2019

The National Horse Show has become a fixture in Lexington after its storied history at Madison Square Garden

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Ahead of her time

Ahead of Her Time - Fall 2019

Lauren Freeman turns her entrepreneurial talents to hemp products.

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Keeneland Hospitality

Professional Profile: Keeneland Hospitality -...

Keeneland Hospitality has realized explosive growth under Managing Director Marc Therrien.

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Passion for Trees

Passion for Trees - Fall 2019

Tom Kimmerer advocates preserving Central Kentucky’s tree heritage, one venerable tree at a time.

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Owning a Piece of Heaven

Owning a Piece of Heaven - Fall 2019

Central Kentucky horse farm market offers properties of all sizes for every sort of deep pocket.

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Going the Extra Step

Going The Extra Step - Fall 2019

LRF Cares helps find new homes and second careers for its former racehorses

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Getting Into Gear

Getting Into Gear - Fall 2019

Two-year-olds get a chance to shine and reveal classic potential in Keeneland’s five fall stakes races for juveniles.

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Eye On The Prize

Eye On The Prize - Fall 2019

Woods Edge Farm owner Peter O’Callaghan has a proven record of spotting good horses and selling them for top dollar at the major yearling sales.

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Camp Nelson

Honoring Their Service - Fall 2019

Camp Nelson, a nearly forgotten army supply depot and refuge for slaves, receives National Monument status.

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Wrigley

In the Driver's Seat - Summer 2019

Misdee Wrigley Miller, media magnate and gold medal-winning combined driver, excels in multiple roles

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Keeneland Tour Guides

Professional Profile - Keeneland Tour Guides -...

Keeneland initiated its popular Tour Program with a focus on fan development, an important tenet of the track’s founding mission: to continually improve racing. 

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Teeing Up

Teeing Up For A Cause

Children's Charities of the Bluegrass raises funds to benefit organizations devoted to the betterment of Kentucky kids

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KY Native Cafe

New Cafe Culture - Summer 2019

Set amid a lush urban garden, Kentucky Native Café is a warm-weather gathering spot for food, drink, performance, and more

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Tent Sale

Tent Sale - Summer 2019

In 1943 a modest yearling sale set Keeneland on a course of auction supremacy

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Keeneland Mercantile

Celebrating Keeneland's Roots - Summer 2019

Keeneland Mercantile brings a timeless tradition to downtown Lexington

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Ellen Skidmore

Finding Her Voice - Summer 2019

Visual artist Ellen Skidmore also is the author of a children’s book that recounts a childhood struggle

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Crestwood Farm

Riding the Crest - Summer 2019

The McLean family’s Crestwood Farm is a model operation, standing stallions, boarding mares, consigning at the sales, and advising breeders.

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Lexington Mounted Police

Making a Difference - Rescuing Yoder - Spring 2019

The saga of a trapped police horse brings out the community’s affection for the four-legged members of the Lexington Mounted Police Unit

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Winstar Farm

Winstar's Comet - Spring 2019

Justify blazed a Triple Crown path that exemplified the farm's successful change in strategy

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Tyler Gaffalione

Spotlight - Tyler Gaffalione - Spring 2019

Rising star Tyler Gaffalione makes a big impression at Keeneland

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Downtown Lexington

Lexington's Allure - Spring 2019

National publications increasingly identify Lexington as one of the country's best places to live for quality of life, jobs, culture, and affordability.

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Kentucky Castle

Royal Treatment - Spring 2019

Central Kentucky’s landmark castle wows guests with sumptuous lodgings, delicious cuisine, and memorable events

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Grass Is Greener - Spring 2019

With the Maker’s 46 Mile as a centerpiece and two new stakes on the grass, Keeneland offers unrivaled spring opportunities for turf horses

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Castle and Key

Spirits Moved Them - Spring 2019

A pair of visionaries reimagines the bourbon experience with Castle & Key, one of the most lauded — and stunning — new distilleries in America

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Keeneland Shop

Professional Profile - Keeneland Retail team -...

The Keeneland Retail Team oversees an expansive retail and licensing operation encompassing two bricks-and-mortar locations, ecommerce operations, year-round brand marketing and creative collaboration, warehousing and race-day merchandising logistics, product development and inventory administration, and managing licensing and retail partnerships.

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Hamburg Place

Setting the Standard - Spring 2019

A century ago a colt bred by Hamburg Place won a trio of races that became known as the Triple Crown, a feat only 12 others have matched.

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Ed McClanahan

A Life Lived Large - Spring 2019

It took living on the West Coast for Ed McClanahan to write a coming-of-age novel about his native Kentucky and returning home to write it well.

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Unrivaled Collection - (WINTER 2018)

Eighty years ago Arnold Hanger donated a collection of rare books that became the nucleus of the Keeneland Library, the sport’s unrivaled reference and research repository

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Stallion Power - (WINTER 2018)

For nearly four decades Lane’s End Farm has set the standard as one of the world’s major stallion operations

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Spotlight on Josephine Abercrombie - (WINTER 2018)

Owner/breeder Josephine Abercrombie, recently honored by the Thoroughbred Club of America for her many accomplishments, reflects on a life well lived.  

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Professional Profile - Marsh Woodrow

Marsh Woodrow, lead carpenter at Keeneland, discusses his career.

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Painter in the Paddock

Artist Peter Williams captured the pulse of Keeneland

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One Special Day - (WINTER 2018)

Keeneland Make-A-Wish Day builds lasting, happy memories for Bluegrass families.

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Let Them Eat Cake - (WINTER 2018)

Renowned cake maker Martine Holzman has moved to East Third Street and expanded her selection of delectable cakes and pastries, plus added breakfast and lunch service.

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The Lion of White Hall - (WINTER 2018)

White Hall mansion preserves and interprets the heroic life of emancipationist and statesman Cassius Marcellus Clay

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A Food Trek to the Summit - (FALL 2018)

From tapas and pizza to prime rib, Lexington’s newest food destination offers something for every taste.

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Talent Scout - (FALL 2018)

The Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Stakes, inaugurated at the old Kentucky Association track and today a Keeneland fixture, has had a storied history as a launching pad for future champions.

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Bold and Determined (FALL 2018)

Ann Bakhaus puts her 'heart and mind and soul' into business, horses, and civic causes.

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Behind the Scenes at the Sales

The Keeneland auction ring rightfully commands center stage during the September, November, and January sales. But nonstop activity takes place at the barns, along the paths, and in the walking rings before a horse ever sets foot in the sales pavilion. Veteran sales photographers capture the action.

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Professional Profile - Dara Allen (FALL 2018)

Dara Allen, Marketing Strategy Manager, discusses her career at Keeneland.

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First Lady of Fascination (FALL 2018)

The Mary Todd Lincoln House brings to life the remarkable story of one of the nation’s most intriguing and controversial first ladies.

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Penning Them In (FALL 2018)

Battle in the saddle celebrity team penning event benefits the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation.

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Forging Their Style (FALL 2018)

Maynard Studio’s Matthew and Karine Maynard, considered among the world’s leading architectural artist blacksmiths, create unique pieces for discerning clients.

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Fabulous Foursome (FALL 2018)

Keeneland outriders and their mounts ensure safety of horses and riders.

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Crowning Achievement (FALL 2018)

With Justify, Glennwood Farm fulfills every breeder’s dreams.

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Self-Sufficient Universe (SUMMER 2018)

Waveland State Historic Site embodies the intertwined histories of the Boone and Bryan families in a well-preserved plantation that gives a fascinating glimpse of antebellum Kentucky.

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Magic Touch (SUMMER 2018)

Bloodstock agent Mike Ryan, who enjoyed Derby and Preakness success last year, has had a hand in the careers of many notable horses. 

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Professional Profile - Glen Gremillion (SUMMER...

Glen Gremillion reflects on his Keeneland career highlights.

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Penning Their Legacy (SUMMER 2018)

Agriculture, horses, and love of the land are in the DNA of brothers Frank and John Penn, whose Penn Sales is a longtime Keeneland sales consignor.

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Making Science Fun (SUMMER 2018)

Newton's Attic helps foster interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes, and summer camps.

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County Club (SUMMER 2018)

County Club’s communal vibe and specialties such as beef brisket, make it a popular gathering spot.

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Classic Beginnings (SUMMER 2018)

Sir Ivor’s 1968 Epsom Derby win put the Keeneland sales on the world stage as a source of classic winners.

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Capturing Motion in Bronze (SUMMER 2018)

Alexa King reveals the dynamic beauty of horses and other subjects in her internationally coveted sculptures.

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Professional Profile - Morgan Whitney (SPRING...

Morgan Whitney, Business Development Manager at Keeneland talks about her career highlights.

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Inspirational Gift (SPRING 2018)

Blue Grass Community Foundation marks 50 years of supporting a range of Central Kentucky Initiatives. 

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Macaron Magic (SPRING 2018)

La Petite Delicat specializes in macarons, the wildly popular French cookie that comes in a kaleidoscope of colors and favors.

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Natural Fit (SPRING 2018)

Lexington-based, upscale children’s brand The Beaufort Bonnet Company has unique ties to Keeneland.

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Making a Difference (WINTER 2017)

The nest provides a safe haven for women, children, and families in crisis in central Kentucky.  READ MORE>>

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Spotlight On Reiley McDonald (WINTER 2017)

Reiley McDonald’s attention to detail and his communication skills have given him an edge in the business. READ MORE>>

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Traces of Past Athens (WINTER 2017)

Frontier past and farming traditions define tiny Athens. READ MORE>>

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Spanning the Generations (Winter 2017)

Runnymede Farm, which traces its origins to Kentucky’s early days, celebrates 150 years of dedication to Thoroughbred breeding. READ MORE>>

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Post Time at the Keeneland Shop (WINTER 2017)

Visitors who step through the stately green doors of The Keeneland Shop are greeted by friendly staff and shelves of unique, high-quality giftable goods and apparel. READ MORE>>

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POLISHING A JEWEL (WINTER 2017)

A reinvigorated Headley-Whitney Museum, known for its jewelry, bibelots, dollhouses, and shell grotto, is benefiting from strong leadership and dynamic exhibitions READ MORE>>

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A BATCH AT A TIME (WINTER 2017)

If small-batch roasting helps define coffee worth drinking, then Lexington and the Bluegrass have a seat at the bar. READ MORE>>

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Taking It To The Streets (Fall 2017)

Colorful murals by local and international artists spruce up once-empty walls throughout Lexington, intriguing residents and visitors alike. Read More >>

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Star Maker (Fall 2017)

Keeneland's Fall Stars weekend, more popular and lucrative than ever, has produced numerous Breeders' Cup Winners. Read More >>

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Spotlight On Ercel Ellis (Fall 2017)

Ercel Ellis, popular host of the long-running radio program "Horse Tales," delights fans week after week with homespun stories and interesting guests.  Read More >>

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Making A Difference (Fall 2017)

Lexington Shriners Medical Center, in a new state-of-the-art facility, remains committed to the best orthopedic care for children. Read More >>​

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Haven In The City (Fall 2017)

Ashland Park, the genteel Lexington neighborhood designed by the Olmsted Brothers and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, remains true to its designers’ vision. Read More >>

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Gold Standard (Fall 2017)

Elizabeth Locke, well known for her neoclassical handmade jewelry, creates beautiful objects that also benefit equine research. Read More >>

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Commitment To Quality (Fall 2017)

Juddmonte Farms produces exceptional racehorses with its blue-chip breeding stock and supports Keeneland with strategic purchases and race sponsorship. Read More >>

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Combining Craft Community (Fall 2017)

Ethereal Brewing draws a diverse, relaxed crowd on a summer evening. Read More>>

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Amazing Makeovers (Fall 2017)

Thoroughbreds back in fashion thanks to popular competition.    Read More>>

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Spotlight On: Holly Wiedemann

Lexington developer Holly Wiedemann has built an outstanding career through historic preservation and renovation. Read More >>

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Making a Difference: God's Pantry (Summer...

For more than 50 years God's Pantry food bank has distributed food to needy Kentuckians and campaigned to increase awareness of domestic hunger. Read More >>

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Up Close and Personal (Summer 2017)

Horse Country takes visitors beyond the gates of Central Kentucky horse farms. Read More >>

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Divine Calling (Summer 2017)

Faith united Gayle and Tom Benson, who share a love of Thoroughbred racing. Read More >>

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Say (Beer) Cheese (Summer 2017)

A quirky Kentucky specialty, beer cheese has its own festival and trail as well as legions of fans, many with homegrown recipes.  Read More >>

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A Vibrant Place (Summer 2017)

One of Lexington's key corridors, North Limestone, is experiencing a residential, commercial, and cultural revival. Read More >>

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Professional Profile: Rosa Vega (Summer 2017)

Rosa Vega, Keeneland Premier Dining Room and Catering Manager.  Read More >>

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Spotlight On: Tapit (Spring 2017)

For Top Thoroughbred Stallion Tapit, Every Day is On His Terms. Read More >>

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Putting Down Steaks (Spring 2017)

Tony’s of Lexington has fast become the place  for big steaks and buzzy atmosphere.  Read More >>

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Professional Profile: Calvin W. 'Doc'...

Calvin W. 'Doc' Beatty Sr., head foreman, Building Services. Read More >>

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Nostalgic Appeal (Spring 2017)

With its many small and family-owned businesses, mid-century architecture, and welcoming vibe, the Southland neighborhood is a Lexington original.  Read More >>

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Making a Difference: Carnegie Center (Spring 2017)

Carnegie Center Celebrates 25 Years of Promoting Literacy and Learning.  Read More >>

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Girl Power (Spring 2017)

Central Bank Ashland Stakes showcases outstanding fillies. Read More >>

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Bold Ambitions (Spring 2017)

Don Alberto Corporation poised for global influence  with fateful Bluegrass acquisition.  Read More >>

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Creating Milestones (Spring 2017)

Keeneland’s commissioning of Tiffany for a trophy series deepens the ties between two distinguished brands.Read More >>

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Big Red Star (Spring 2017)

After returning to his Kentucky birthplace, Horse of the Century Man o’ War drew  admirers from around the world.Read More >>

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Consummate Horsewoman (Winter 2016)

Helen Kleberg Groves of King Ranch has cut a wide swath in the equine world, not least of all in Thoroughbred racing and breeding. Read more >>

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Pinnacle of Opportunity (Winter 2016)

Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale is the gold standard for bloodstock. Read more >>

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Market Leader (Winter 2016)

Cross Gate Gallery continues to expand its global influence with the annual Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland. Read more >>

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Circling the Past (Winter 2016)

Once frontier-age tamples of commerce, today's surviving mills offer a poignant glimpse of an earlier Bluegrass. Read more >>

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Cooking Up a Storm (Winter 2016)

Popular cooking classes and other events put Wild Thyme on the Lexington food map. Read more >>

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Spotlight On: The Lexington Singers (Winter 2016)

The Lexington Singers delights audiences in Lexington – and around the world. Read more >>

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Making a Difference: Blue Grass Farms Charities...

Blue Grass Farms Charities smoothes the way for Thoroughbred farm workers Read more >>

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Professional Profile: Isaiah Screetch (Winter...

Isaiah Screetch – Sous Chef, Keeneland Hospitality   Read more >>

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Making a Difference: Kentucky Equine Management...

Kentucky Equine Management internship prepares young people for careers in the Thoroughbred industry. Read More

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Charging Ahead (Fall 2016)

With a Breeders' Cup champ in the stable, prized broodmares on the farm, & high-priced yearlings going through the sales ring, Town & Country Farms is making a big impact.  Read More

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Coat of Arms (Fall 2016)

An owner's choice of racing silks can reflect history, personality, and the desire to stand out from the crowd.  Read More

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Industrial Chic (Fall 2016)

Lexington's industrial birthplace has been re-imagined in the Distillery District, a hip collection of restaurants, bars, shops and services. Read More

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Fond Farewells (Fall 2016)

From Nashua to Zenyatta, many champion racehorses have taken their exit bows at Keeneland. Read more

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Fruits of their Labors (Fall 2016)

Reed Valley Orchard, which planted its first apple tree in 1988 and now has some 5,000, is considered the region's premier fruit provider. Read More

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Bigger is Better (Fall 2016)

Memorable name helps Lexington fan company conquer the globe. Read More

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Saved from Ruin (Fall 2016)

Painstaking renovation of an abandaoned sitillery yields upscale lodging in the heart of horse and boubron country. Read More

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Long View

Keeneland's Rogers Beasley reflects on 34 years at the iconic Lexington racetrack and sales company.  Read More

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Passion for the Land: Hinkle Farms

Decades of commitment yield success in a trio of top-producing mares for Hinkle Farms, including the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.  Read More

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"Do I Hear...?"

Fifty years after getting the green light, Keeneland's sales pavilion continues its state-of-the-art run.  Read More

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Making a Difference: YMCA of Central KY

An expanding YMCA of Central Kentucky responds to the changing needs of a dynamic community. Read More >>

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Getting the Scoop

Artisanal ice cream makers personalize America's favorite dessert. Read More >>

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Spotlight On: 21c Museum Hotel

Lexington's 21c Museum Hotel is putting the chic into sleep. Read More >>

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Professional Profile: Julia Hannan (Summer 2016)

Julia Hannan, Keeneland controller. Read More >>

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Professional Profile: Fred Reinert (Spring 2016)

Fred Reinert, Keeneland's Guest Services and Admissions Operational Manager. Read More >>

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Making a Difference: WUKY (Spring 2016)

WUKY continues to enrich the community with an array of programming as it prepares for a big move. Read More >>

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Spotlight On: Florent Geroux (Spring 2016)

Riding the Wave: Perserverance and talent take French-born jockey to the top. Read More >>

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Great Addition (Spring 2016)

New Editions Gallery's move to Short Street invigorates the downtown art scene. Read More >>

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The Other Hunt Morgan House (Spring 2016)

Childhood home of Nobel laureate undergoes restoration. Read More >>

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Food Network (Spring 2016)

Chef/impresario Ouita Michel, a change agent of the regional dining scene, is planning her most ambitious restaurant yet. Read More >>

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Champion Maker (Spring 2016)

The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes has shaped the careers of many notable Thoroughbreds including Spectacluar Bid, Unbridled and Street Sense. Read More >>

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Happy Days (Spring 2016)

Ashview Farm's Wayne Lyster and family savor the success of Runhappy, winner of the 2015 Breeders' Cup Spring. Read More.

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Breeders' Cup Legend: Zenyatta

Zenyatta and the Breeders' Cup World Championships are indelibly linked. The Amazonian bay delivered her most memorable performances on the Breeders' Cup stage. Read More.

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Summer Spectacular

"It's a Grand Night for Singing!" delights audiences year after year. Read More.

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Spotlight On: Donna Barton Brothers

Former jockey-turned-racing analyst Donna Barton Brothers brings special insight to Breeders' Cup telecast. Read More.

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Making a Difference: Central Kentucky Riding...

Therapeutic riding program enriches the lives of adults and children with special needs. Read More.

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House of His Dreams

Jon Carloftis makes ownership of historic Botherum a reality. Read More.

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Father of the Cup

John Gaines envisioned an international racing event that became the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Read More.

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Catering to Their Every Whim

Apiary, the catering company and new event venue on Jefferson Street, sets Lexington's culinary scene abuzz. Read More.

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Setting the Standard

Adena Springs outpaces all others as the leading breeder of Breeders' Cup winners. Read More.

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Breeders' Cup Legends: Alysheba

Keeneland sales graduate Alysheba became “America’s Horse” with his scintillating win in the 1988 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read more.

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Making a Difference: Gill Heart Institute

UK’s Gill Heart Institute, which recently marked its 10th anniversary, is a national leader in the battle against cardiovascular disease. Read more.

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Spotlight On: Mike Penna

Horse Racing Radio Network’s Mike Penna and his team provide award-winning coverage of major racing. Read more.

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Beyond Salsa and Chips

This dramatic Richmond Road restaurant with its color-changing floors and enormous jellyfish aquarium has recruited chef Jonathan Lundy to enhance the dining experience. Read more.

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Making Art Happen

LexArts, greater Lexington’s arts council and fundraiser, seeks to integrate the arts into everyday lives. Read more.

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Core Values

At 160 years young, Lexington’s Sayre School continues to inspire new generations of students. Read more.

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No Change Required

The no-frills family-owned Clarkland Farm has an impressive record in the Keeneland sales arena. Read more.

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Homecoming

Keeneland’s hosting of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup marks a return to the event’s origins: Central Kentucky, cradle of the Thoroughbred industry and source of most Breeders’ Cup starters. Read more. 

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Winners: Tom's Tribute

Tom's Tribute has turned into a top contender on the West Coast, but his path to grad I success led through Keeneland's 2011 September Yearling Sale. Read More

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Spotlight On: Mersant International Ltd.

Mersant International is a premeir shipper of the world's finest thoroughbreds as well as exotic animals, network cres, and other unusual cargo. Read More

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Hand Crafted

Ouisha McKinney creates custom, usable equine art. Read More

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Making a Difference: Baby Health Service

Celebrating 100 Years of service, beloved nonprofit keeps pace with the times. Read More

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Pasta Guys

Two friends come full circle, founding a busines using a skill learned during college days. Read More

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Embracing the Bluegrass

Canadians Jim and Susan Hill have added a Central Kentucky horse farm and a B&B to their burgeoning equine portfolio. Read More

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Compassionate Care

In Hagyard's neonatal unit, veterinarians and technicians work round the clock to save newborn foals. Read More.

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If These Walls...

Bodley-Bullock House, home to many prominent Lexingtonians, turns 200. Read More

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Making a Difference

The Schmidt Opera Outreach Program takes the art of musical storytelling to Kentucky schools. Read More.

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Spotlight On Fielden Willmott

Lexington native Fielden Willmott creates one-of-a-kind hats coveted by the fashion savvy. Read More.

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Beyond Bread

A husband-and-wife team has bold plans for their National Provisions. Read More.

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Madam Belle

A new book about Belle Brezing explores her ties to the Bluegrass horse business. Read More.

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Passion for the Past

Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860 celebrates early Kentucky furniture and artifacts. Read More.

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Sales Appeal

Boutique consignor Bedouin Bloodstock is making an impact in the sales ring. Read More.

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Girl Power

Mandy Pope goes from strength to strength acquiring prominent fillies and mares. Read More.

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Flower Power

Three Toads Farm flourishes as Central Kentucky's premier lily producer. Read more.

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Professional Profile: Jayne Mazzoni

Jayne Mazzoni, Keeneland's payroll and benefit manager. Read more.

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Making a Difference: Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Sander-Brown Center on Aging seeks to solve the riddles of the aging brain. Read more.

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Flow of History

Site of early industry, Lower Howard's Creek is now a nature preserve. Read more.

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Spotlight On Lady Legends

Lady riders past and present celebrate a special day at Keeneland. Read more.

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Irons in the Fire

Chef Jeremy Ashby finds many outlets for his talents and ambitions. Read more.

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Dual Passions

Barbara Banke nurtures the legacy of her late husband, Jess Jackson, as a successful Thoroughbred owner/breeder and wine industry titan. Read more.

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Winners: Will Take Charge

Willis Horton's Will Take Charge earned multiple graded stakes victories including the Smarty Jones Stakes, the Rebel Stakes, and the Travers. Read More

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Making a Difference: The Brooke

The Booke helps ease the burden of working equines. Read More

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Savoring his Success

Former Thoroughbred trainer, Burk Kessinger, enjoying a winning run as the owner of Wines on Vine. Read More

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Professional Profile: Jim Young

Meet Jim Young, long-time Director of Maintenace at Keeneland. Read More

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Les Jeux

2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will have a French flavor. Read More

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Making His Mark

Trainer Mark Casse finds a natural fit at Keeneland. Read More

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Shared History

Maker’s Mark, turning 60, has an enduring bond with Keeneland. Read More

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Science & Art

WinStar Farm combines high-tech and horsemanship during Thoroughbred breeding season. Read More

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Spotlight On Pieter Estersohn

Well-known photographer captures bluegrass treasures in new book. Read More  

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Keeneland Winners: Emollient

The Juddmonte Farms homebred annexed Keeneland’s Ashland and Spinster stakes this year. Read More

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Making a Difference

The Hound Welfare Fund provides a dignified retirement for the foxhounds of the Iroquois Hunt. Read More

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Rare Find

Book conservationist helps Keeneland Library, others preserve historic works. Read More

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Kentucky Crafted

These Kentucky folk artists — painters, carvers, and a dulcimer maker — get their inspiration from the world around them. Read More

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Unmistakable Style

Matt Carter is the go-to interior designer for discriminating Thoroughbred owners and breeders. Read More

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Paradise Maintained

Historic Westover, home of Dudley and Marla Webb, endures nearly undetected amid nearby urban clamor. Read More

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Main-Stay

Lexington native Cole Arimes has come full circle with his restaurant Coles 735 Main. Read More

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Spotlight on Bill Thomason

Bill Thomason marks one year on the job as Keeneland’s president. Read More

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Keeneland Winners: Palace Malice

What you might not know about Palace Malice. READ MORE

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Natural Affinity

Jockey James Graham finds his best stride at Keeneland. READ MORE

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French Flair

With its warm ambiance and bistro standards, Le Deauville caters to a horse-industry crowd. READ MORE

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Making a difference: For the good of the horse

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation funds important equine research projects. READ MORE

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Gold Standard

Gold Shield Transportation goes the extra mile for customers. READ MORE

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Silver Jubilee

Antony Beck and his family have put their own stamp on Gainesway Farm during nearly 25 years of ownership. READ MORE

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Artful Collaboration

Keeneland and Cross Gate Gallery to conduct inaugural sporting art auction. READ MORE

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Keeneland Winners: Zenyatta

What you might not know about Zenyatta. READ MORE

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Wesley's Wards

Trainer known for his winning ways with precocious 2-year-olds. READ MORE

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Urban Oasis

Many things on tap at West Sixth Brewing Company. READ MORE

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Painter in the Paddock

Though best known for his racing scenes, Peter Williams has set up his easel around the world. READ MORE

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Behind the Garden Wall

A rare glimpse of the gardens of Gratz Park, private sanctuaries that make Lexington's oldest neighborhood so unique. READ MORE

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Making a Difference: There is Hope

Spay neuter clinic offers compassionate care in the fight against animal overpopulation. READ MORE

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Jumping for Joy

This young Olympic equestrian has achieved show jumping stardom since relocating to the Horse Capital of the World. READ MORE

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Keeneland Winners: Wise Dan

What you might not know about Wise Dan. Read more

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Just Desserts

Lexington pastry chef Stella Parks earning national acclaim. Read more

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Mark of Distinction

Keeneland Club buttons tell the history of Thoroughbred racing. Read more

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Capturing Their Essence

From Secretariat to Zenyatta, artist Jaime Corum brings her equine subjects to life. Read more

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The Bradley Bunch

Father-and-son horsemen defy the odds to reach racing’s pinnacle. Read more

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Making a Difference: Keeneland Kids Club

Keeneland Kids Club is nurturing tomorrow’s racing enthusiasts. Read more

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Spotlight on Michael Matz

Training at Keeneland has yielded racing’s biggest prizes for this former Olympic show jumper. Read more

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Happy Mediums: Spotlight on Adalin Wichman

The story of how Adalin Wichman is a telling mixture of the serendipity and can-do spirit. Read More

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Making a Difference

The University of Kentucky’s Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center is celebrating 25 years of improving equine health and welfare. Read More

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Cornering the Market

Ouita Michel’s Windy Corner Market in rural Fayette County draws the farm crowd as well as urban foodies who can count on comfort food with a “local” angle. Read More

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Enduring Influence

Antebellum Kentucky is embodied in Ward Hall, the Scott County villa that is considered Kentucky’s finest example of Greek Revival architecture. Read More

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Gifted

Five Central Kentucky artists find diverse expressions — from stained glass to clay to semi-precious stones and silver — for their talents. Read More

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Bluegrass Treasure

Charles Fipke, the larger-than-life “Diamond Hunter,” is mining jewels of another kind at his new Kentucky farm. Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Literacy Program

The Kentucky Horse Park Literacy Program uses horse books and real horses to promote literacy. Read More

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Spotlight On Keeneland Auction Team

Keeneland’s auctioneers, announcers, and bid spotters conduct a carefully orchestrated production. Read More

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Food Networking

Brigitte Nguyen gave up a promising career in finance only to become a celebrity chef with two popular TV shows. Read More

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Country Life

Settling at Shawnee Farm allows G. Watts and Sally Humphrey ample time to indulge their love of breeding and racing. Read More

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Historic Markers

Kentucky’s Historical Marker Program honors important sites, fascinating people, and fast horses. Read More  

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The Nicholson Years

On the eve of his Sept. 1 retirement, Nick Nicholson reflects on his 12 years as Keeneland’s president and CEO. Read More

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Shared Passion

George and Lori Hall Embrace the Racing Life Read more    

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A Sound Beginning

Lexington Hearing and Speech Center’s Special Mission Read more

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Spotlight on Karen Bailey

Kentucky Horsewoman Cares for All Creatures Great and Small Read more

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Farms for the Future

PDR Program Helps Preserve Lexington’s Agricultural Landscape Read more

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East Meets Lex

Tomo and Its Vibrant Owner Energize Lexington’s Sushi Scene Read more

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Winning His Way

Keeneland-Based Trainer Charles Lopresti Is “Red Hot” Read more

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Sky's the Limit

Lexington-Born Aviator Soars in Her Field Read more

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Spotlight On Christine A. Moore

Designer’s Sumptuous Hats Are Sought-After Accessories Read more

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Alice's Wonderland

As Mill Ridge Farm Turns 50, Its Matriarch Remains a Guiding Force Read more

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