Amy Gregory

Amy Gregory

Anne M. Eberhardt

Gregory Promoted at Keeneland

She will now serve as director of communications of the Lexington company.

Keeneland president and CEO Bill Thomason announced June 17 that Amy Gregory, a 30-year veteran of the Thoroughbred industry, has been named the company's director of communications.

Gregory currently serves as media relations manager at Keeneland, where she provides media relations, public relations, and communications expertise for the company's racing, sales, and simulcast operations.

"Amy is a highly respected communications professional with extensive knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry and Keeneland operations," Thomason said in a release. "Her experience, passion, and integrity made her the clear choice to lead our growing communications initiatives."

A graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Gregory began her career as a writer for the Thoroughbred Record trade publication before moving to Breeders' Cup Limited as a communications specialist.

She joined Keeneland in 2006 after 18 years with Churchill Downs Inc., where she was director of governmental and regulatory affairs and director of media and investor relations.

"Keeneland is recognized globally as the gold standard in the Thoroughbred industry, and I'm honored and thankful to be part of its outstanding team," Gregory said. "For someone who has loved horses and Keeneland her whole life, this is the opportunity of a lifetime."

Gregory, a native of Henderson, Ky., will begin her new role effective immediately.