Keeneland magazine

Upcoming Issues

Spring 2021

Spotlight On — Trainer Mike Maker has quietly compiled a stellar record at Keeneland and elsewhere and in November added another Breeders’ Cup win with Fire at Will.

Epitome of Success — Godolphin has gone from strength to strength with its American breeding and racing operation, building on a foundation laid by the Bell family.

A Leg Up — The Godolphin Flying Start program grooms young professionals for future leadership roles in Thoroughbred racing and breeding.

Capturing the Light — Artist Andre Pater is at the height of his powers as a painter of horses and the sporting life.

Win-Win Partnership — Keeneland and the University of Kentucky have had a long, mutually beneficial relationship that encompasses student life, research, and stewardship of the sport.

First Lady of the Turf — Josephine Clay, a daughter-in-law of Henry Clay, ran a horse breeding operation and sold horses during an era when women did not.

Chef’s Table — Ouita Michel continues to influence the Kentucky dining scene and at long last is publishing her first cookbook.

Discovering Kentucky — The breathtaking canyons, dramatic arches, and scenic trails draw visitors to the Red River Gorge more than ever during the pandemic.

Making a Difference — Radio Eye recently celebrating 30 years of bringing audio information to people who are visually impaired.

Previous Issues

Spring 2020

Spotlight On — Keeneland’s auctioneering and bid-spotting team sets the standard in the equine sales world with fluent, fast-paced expertise.

Arthurian Legend — Stone Farm founder Arthur Hancock has always done things his way. Now he is relying on the next generation of Hancocks to help guide his storied Thoroughbred operation.

Unforgettable Performances — Led by the incomparable American Pharoah, Keeneland’s 2015 Breeders’ Cup winners left indelible memories and now are settled into new careers.

Lone Star Legacies — Since the last century Texans have staked their claims in the Bluegrass, founding breeding dynasties and influencing the course of the Thoroughbred business.

Very Big Red — Sculptor Jocelyn Russell put heart and soul — and 16 months — into her oversized Secretariat statue that now graces an entryway to Lexington.

Painting the Town — Gallery Hop highlights local artists and gives the community a chance to connect with Lexington’s creative spirit.

Downtown Destination — With its generous portions, warm ambience, and signature events such as a Sunday jazz brunch, Carson’s restaurant has found a winning formula.

Making a Difference — Five generations of Central Kentucky’s Stewart family have supported the Stewart Home & School, a community dedicated to the education of students with intellectual disabilities.

Fall 2019

Spotlight On — Laura Freeman, who made her name as the founder of Laura’s Lean Beef, has turned her entrepreneurial talents to hemp, the plant that is taking Kentucky and elsewhere by storm.

Eye on the Prize —Woods Edge Farm owner Peter O’Callaghan has a proven record of investing in the right foals and reselling them for top dollar at the major yearling sales.

Passion For Trees — Thomas Kimmerer’s passion is preserving Central Kentucky’s tree heritage, one venerable tree at a time. The author of Venerable Trees has been honored with a bench as part of the Book Benches Project.

Getting Into Gear — Two year olds get a chance to shine and reveal classic potential in Keeneland’s five fall stakes races for juveniles: the Darley Alcibiades, Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (first run at Keeneland in 1938), Dixiana Bourbon, Indian Summer, and JP Morgan Chase Jessamine.

Owning a Piece of Heaven — The Central Kentucky horse farm market offers properties of all sizes for every sort of deep pocket. A look at what six figures, a million, and the sky’s the limit will get you.

Honoring Their Service — Camp Nelson, a Union supply depot and hospital during the Civil War, has been designated the state’s first national monument. Camp Nelson served as a recruitment and training center for African American soldiers and a refugee camp for their wives and children.

Timeless Appeal — Beaumont Inn, famous for its hospitality and classic Southern cuisine, celebrates a century.

Making a Difference — With Little Red Feather Cares, one of the nation’s leading partnership groups strives to provide a life after racing for its athletes.

Summer 2019

Spotlight On — Fourth–generation horsewoman Misdee Wrigley Miller was a member of the U.S. gold–medal–winning driving team at the 2018 World Equestrian Games. Her Wrigley Media Group filmed part of The Stand–In, an upcoming feature film starring Drew Barrymore.

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

Finding Her Voice — Visual artist Ellen Skidmore also is the author of a children's book that recounts her childhood struggle with a speech impediment. She is recognized in the Book Benches project.

Tent Sale — Seventy–five years ago Breeders' Sales Co. conducted its first summer yearling sale at Keeneland. What began as a modest endeavor has evolved into the world's preeminent Thoroughbred auction house.

All About Branding —Keeneland Mercantile opens in downtown Lexington's new City Center and sells regionally made and locally sourced goods. Meanwhile, the Keeneland Shop gets a fresh look as the store continues to evolve as a retail destination.

New Café Culture — Set amid a lush garden and beneath twinkling lights, Kentucky Native Café is a convivial summertime gathering spot for food, drink, theater, and more.

Making a Difference — Children's Charities of the Bluegrass raises funds to benefit organizations devoted to the betterment of Kentucky kids.

Bluegrass Bespoke — Keeneland Crafted Events takes Keeneland Hospitality to the next level.

Spring 2019

Spotlight On — Tyler Gaffalione, the up-and-coming jockey who earned leading rider honors at Keeneland last fall

Marching To His Own Beat — A half-century after striking out on his own, Stone Farm founder Arthur Hancock has created an enduring chapter in his family's fascinating history.

Spirits Moved Them — Castle & Key is enjoying one of the most anticipated distillery rebirths in America, complete with coveted spirits, painstakingly renovated buildings, lush gardens, and sophisticated interiors.

Grass IS Greener — With the Maker's 46 as a centerpiece and the addition of two new stakes on the grass, Keeneland offers unrivaled spring opportunities for turf horses.

Lexington's Allure — National publications increasingly identify Lexington as one of the country's best places to live. How quality of life, job market, cultural amenities, and affordability put the heart of the Bluegrass on everyone's radar.

Write Stuff — This Kentucky author keeps the state's literary heritage vital and is honored by the Book Benches project, which created the 35 booked-shaped functional benches seen around town.

Setting the Standard — A hundred years ago a colt bred by Hamburg Place Farm won a trio of races that became known as the Triple Crown. In the ensuing decades only 12 others have duplicated Sir Barton's amazing feat.

Royal Treatment — Diners and overnight guests at the Kentucky Castle can expect delicious food and pampered service.

Making a Difference — The Lexington Mounted Police Unit is a beloved presence on downtown streets.