Known for its beauty, elegance and charm, Keeneland has been a Kentucky masterpiece for more than 75 years, but it’s the service-minded staff and Thoroughbred racing that have kept Keeneland ranked as one of America’s finest racetracks. Now, fans can see a history of this national landmark in Images of America: Keeneland Race Course. Packed with historical photos, the book presents images of legendary horses like Tomy Lee, Round Table and Nashua that will thrill racing fans. Others will appreciate a look at the past, with patrons wearing hats, women in pearls and gloves, and young railbirds watching the horses. Readers also will spot a few local and national dignitaries, such as Gov. Albert B. “Happy” Chandler, Jack Keene and Hal Price Headley.
But perhaps more importantly, the book provides a visual overview of the racetrack and equine auction facilities and offers a better understanding of its prominence.
— K. Melissa Burton