KEEP’s Commonwealth Racing Challenge is Out of the Gate

The Kentucky Equine Education Project announced that the Commonwealth Racing Challenge kicks off April 8 with the opening of the Keeneland spring race meet. This new initiative will encourage KEEP members to visit all of Kentucky’s racetracks during the 2022 Kentucky horse racing circuit.

KEEP members who successfully scan a unique QR code and tag KEEP in a social media post at each of the six participating Kentucky racetracks during their 2022 racing meets will be entered to win four VIP tickets the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on November 4- 5 plus dinner for four at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Lexington.

Elisabeth Jensen, KEE’s Executive Vice President who oversees the daily operations of the organization, commented, “The Commonwealth Racing Challenge provides a new incentive for KEEP members across the state and around the country to visit six of Kentucky’s unique racetracks. Thanks to the support of Kentucky’s legislature and governor, Kentucky continues building the strongest racing circuit in the country.

“There is nothing like horseracing in Kentucky and we can’t wait to welcome KEEP members who are competing in the Commonwealth Racing Challenge to join us for our racing meet and see the best horses in the world competition,” said Jeff Hall, Director of Racing Operations, Ellis Park Racing and Gaming.

Shannon Cobb, CFO/COO of the Red Mile added, “We are excited to be a part of the Challenge, giving equine fans the opportunity to see a variety of racing. We have seen a greater interest in crossover of guests between Thoroughbred and Harness racing in recent years, and hope to continue the trend by showcasing some of the best harness racing in the country, while providing a fun, exciting experience.”

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The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky’s equine economic advocate, is a not-for-profit grassroots organization created in 2004 to preserve, promote and protect Kentucky’s signature multi-breed horse industry.

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