Keeneland will host Commerce Lexington’s Good Morning Bluegrass, presented by Fifth Third Bank, on Friday, March 25, from 7:30-9 a.m., as part of Keeneland’s 75th anniversary festivities.
Current Keeneland president and CEO Nick Nicholson, along with former presidents William C. “Bill” Greely and James E. “Ted” Bassett III, will speak together for the first time in a public setting about the history of Keeneland, its mission, and its role in both the Thoroughbred industry and the community.
Keeneland trustee and director William M. “Bill” Lear Jr. will moderate the panel. Chair of the board of directors for Stoll Keenon Ogden, Lear is also a practicing attorney, civic leader, and former Kentucky state representative.
Following the panel discussion, Nicholson, Greely and Bassett will sign Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy, which is the final book in a three-part series released in honor of Keeneland’s 75th anniversary. The history book covers Keeneland’s storied past, from its foundation and importance in Thoroughbred racing and sales to the technological advancements of recent years. Attendees can purchase the book at a reduced price of $24.99.
Registration for the event is $25 for members of Commerce Lexington Inc., and $35 for non-members. Those who wish to attend can register via rsvp@CommerceLexington.com.