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Statement from Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason on Keeneland’s support of the Breeders’ Cup decision to hold the 2019 World Championships at Santa Anita

June 27, 2019

Statement from Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason on Keeneland’s support of the Breeders’ Cup decision to hold the 2019 World Championships at Santa Anita:  

“Keeneland fully supports the decision of the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors to keep the 2019 World Championships at Santa Anita. We know it was not undertaken lightly, and required extensive thought and discussion by all parties involved. Given the continued reforms implemented by The Stronach Group for the safety of horses and jockeys, Santa Anita has positioned itself to be an appropriate host site for this year’s World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup has the best interest of our equine and human athletes at the heart of every decision it makes, and this one is no exception.”