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Summertime Views - By Evan Hammonds

To be honest, we had little idea what would happen when Keeneland announced it would hold a five-day mid-July meeting to take the place of its April program that had been scuttled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While hoping for the best for the one-of-a-kind summer soiree, there appeared to be several obstacles in the way, yet the Keeneland Association pulled off an unforgettable stand. It’s amazing... Read More

See You in September? - By Evan Hammonds

This week's announcement of delaying the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) to Sept. 5 was the right move for March 17. However, targets seem to be moving each and every day. Will it be seen as being the right move a month from now?... Read More

Keep Calm and Bet to Win - By Evan Hammonds

But what to do for now? Beyond the regular routine with our majestic creatures, let's band together--but not hold hands--and help one another. Tune into TVG this weekend and support the industry. Though you can't go to the track, play a race or two online from the couch. There are classic preps at Oaklawn Park and Turfway Park. ... Read More

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