Keeneland magazine

Spring 2018

Placement Deadline: FEB. 6 • Materials Deadline: FEB. 20

Spotlight On — Chef Marc Therrien and the Keeneland Hospitality team create memorable race day meals and special events.

Lightning Can Strike Twice — Owner/breeders John and Debby Oxley race a revitalized stable that has taken them to the Keeneland winner’s circle and back to the Kentucky Derby.

The Greatest — Legendary jockey Isaac Murphy remains a fascinating figure more than a century after his death. His legacy has inspired a park and efforts to revive Lexington’s east end.

Natural Fit — The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s founder, Markey Hutchison, has close ties to Keeneland, where her upscale baby and children’s clothing find an appreciative audience.

First in the “West” — The William Whitley House near Stanford has the distinction of being the first brick house west of the Alleghenies as well as the site of the country’s first circular racetrack, where horses ran counterclockwise contrary to the standards of the time.

A Kentucky Original — James E. Bassett III, who joined Keeneland in 1968, reflects on his many years at the association and the seismic industry changes he has witnessed through the decades.

The Maestro of Molten Glass — Stephen Rolfe Powell, one of the world’s foremost glass artists, creates his stunning pieces in a rural Kentucky outpost.

Macaron Magic — The boutique patisserie Le Petite Delicat specializes in macarons, the wildly popular French confection that comes in a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. 

Making a Difference — Blue Grass Community Foundation is celebrating 50 years of supporting a broad range of Central Kentucky initiatives.


Summer 2018

Placement Deadline: APR. 17 • Materials Deadline: MAY 1

Spotlight On — Mike Ryan, the energetic bloodstock agent who co-bred the 2017 Kentucky Derby winner and picked that year’s Preakness winner at auction, has had a hand in the careers of many notable horses.

Penning Their Legacy — Agriculture, horses, and love of the land are in the DNA of brothers Frank and John Penn, whose Penn Sales are longtime Keeneland sales consignors.

Classic Beginnings — Sir Ivor’s 1968 Epsom Derby win helped put the Keeneland sales on the world stage as a source of classic winners on both sides of the Atlantic.

Self-Sufficient Universe — 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.

Capturing Motion in Bronze — Alexa King captures the dynamic beauty of horses and other animals in her internationally coveted bronze sculptors. Her portfolio includes a life-sized statue of Barbaro and she is currently at work on a bronze of the famous Standardbred Dan Patch. 

Not Your Average ’Cue — County Club, a rustic-chic eatery in a renovated garage on Jefferson Street, specializes in locally sourced smoked meats and specialty libations.

Making a Difference — Newton’s Attic helps foster interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes, and summer camps.


Fall 2018

Placement Deadline: JULY 10 • Materials Deadline: JULY 24

Spotlight On — Ann Bakhaus, whose Kentucky Eagle supplies Keeneland and hundreds of other accounts as a major beer and spirits distributor, actively supports the community in a variety of roles.

Riding the Crest — The McLean family’s Crestwood Farm is an industry stalwart, standing stallions, boarding mares, consigning at the sales, and advising breeders.

Talent Scout — The 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.

Where Horses Once Roamed — Houses, shops, and thoroughfares in developments such as Hamburg and Beaumont now stand where champions of yesteryear once trod.

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

Genteel Beginnings — The girlhood home of Mary Todd Lincoln offers visitors a glimpse into the environment that shaped one of America’s most fascinating first ladies.

Foodie Destination — From New York-style pizza and ramen noodles to tapas and refined Southern fare, the restaurants at The Summit satisfy every food craving.

Making a Difference — Battle in the Saddle, the annual celebrity team-penning event, supports the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation with an evening of fast-paced fun.


Winter/Holiday 2018

Placement Deadline: SEP. 25 • Materials Deadline: OCT. 9

Spotlight On — This buyer has emerged as a force to be reckoned with at the Keeneland sales.

Stallion Power — For nearly four decades Lane’s End Farm has set the standard as a leading stallion operation with horses such as A.P. Indy, Union Rags, and Lemon Drop Kid.

If These Walls… — The Italianate mansion Whitehall near Richmond, Kentucky, was the home of the fiery legislator and abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay.

Eye of the Beholder — This local artist finds expression in a non-traditional medium.