Keeneland is a unique world class thoroughbred racetrack found in Lexington, Kentucky. It is not only a racing facility, but also an auction house within its premises . It was founded in 1936, and is owned and operated by Keeneland Association Inc. It is a national historic landmark, and one of the most beautiful racetracks in the world. There are ten spaces on the ground that can be used to host different types of events- for example, the Keene Place Mansion, which has a capacity of up to 56 people, and the Entertainment Corner, which can accommodate up to 450 people. In addition to that, there are multiple rooms with a stunning view of the track, and these are used for small events. Besides that, there is a Sales Arena that has a capacity of up to 600 people. This is where horses worth millions of money are sold each year.
Some of the races heldthere include; Breeders’ Futurity, Turf Mile Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes and Ashland Stakes. Since 1936, Keeneland Racecourse has been conducting live races in April and October. One of the most attended races in North America is the 15-day Spring Meet. It has 15 graded stakes races featuring Blue Grass stakes.
It is usually a preparation race for the Kentucky Derby. There is also the 17-day Fall Meet, which features seventeen graded stakes races. They are used as a preparation for the Breeders’ Cup. Apart from being just a racecourse, it has gone a long way toward providing service to the community. For example, Keeneland has supported safety initiatives. It has also been committed to the
growth and development of the thoroughbred industry. It buys annually at is auctions and travels to more than 25 countries. It has contributed $30 million dollars as a fund for the richest purse structures in North America.