Thoroughbred Racing Fan Association, Inc.
WHAT IS THE LAST TRACK IN AMERICA TO BEGIN LIVE BROADCAST OF ITS RACES TO ITS ATTENDEES?
Tradition is strong in Thoroughbred racing. This is especially so in the Blue Grass State of Kentucky. Whether you are a millennium or a boomer a day at the Keeneland Race Course usually require being dressed-up. Sport Coats or suits with a bow ties seem to outnumber the casual attire. Of course, the “hill” is packed with tailgaters, however they too are usually dressed respectively. That’s how you go racing in Kentucky. For 61 years Keeneland has held short meets in April and October—silently, except for the roar of the crowds. Watch the races and determine for yourself who was leading and who won. Then in 1997 that changed and Keneland inaugurated broadcasting the races to their attendees. It has continued for 23 years and only enhanced the racing experience at Keeneland Race Course which resembles the elegance of its early years and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. Keeneland is a bucket list track for fans.