By Neil Monnery

Keeneland set for five-day July Summer Meet

By Neil Monnery
Keeneland will reopen its doors for a five-day meet in July
Keeneland will reopen its doors for a five-day meet in July

$10 FREE BET FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

New Customers Only,21+

In expected but nevertheless welcome news, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Race Dates Commission has given the green light to Keeneland Race Track to run a small meet in July to help fill the gaps caused by the cancelled Spring meet.

With the track needing permission from other venues in Kentucky, it needed some sorting behind the scenes but once it became clear that an agreement was in place with Ellis Park for them to temporarily suspend their summer meet, which currently is scheduled for June 28 to August 30, then the proposal was fully expected to glide through.

Keeneland will now run a five-day meet from July 8 - July 12 whilst Ellis Park will shut down operations that week to allow its fellow Kentucky track to take center stage.

President and CEO Bill Thomason of Keeneland said the following in a Press Release following the unanimous vote:

"Keeneland appreciates the quick response of the commission to our request, and we applaud all their work on behalf of Kentucky racing during these unprecedented times.

“We also thank Ellis Park for their cooperation in this process and for making these non-traditional dates available to Keeneland. We look forward to sharing more details about the Summer Meet in the coming weeks."

This addition to the racing calendar in July will allow for ten graded stakes races that were omitted from the Spring schedule to take place including the Blue Grass Stakes and the Ashland Stakes. Both of these races are significant prep events for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks respectively. The plan is they’ll have full card on each of the five days of racing.

$100 BONUS WHEN YOU WAGER $500

New Customers Only,21 +,Opt-In Required

Get a $300 Risk Free Bet
New Customers Only,21+
$10 FREE BET FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
New Customers Only,21+
$100 BONUS WHEN YOU WAGER $500
New Customers Only,21 +,Opt-In Required
100% MATCHED DEPOSIT BONUS UP TO $300
New Customers Only,21 +,NJ Residents Only