Keeneland press conference set for Tuesday

Officials with Keeneland Association have called a press conference for Tuesday at 10 a.m. where it is expected plans for the track to host the 2015 Breeders’ Cup will be announced.

Herald-Leader sources close to the situation confirmed last week that Keeneland will be hosting its first Breeders’ Cup World Championships next fall with Santa Anita Park being the host site for 2016 and Del Mar for 2017. Santa Anita Park revealed last week it would be holding its own press conference at 7:30 a.m. (10:30 EDT) to announce “a three-year plan for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships that includes The Great Race Place.”

Keeneland announced in late March it was making a bid to host a Breeders’ Cup and then furthered strengthened its position when it announced it was removing its synthetic Polytrack surface and going back to a main dirt track in time for the Fall 2014 meeting.

A Keeneland Breeders’ Cup will mark the first time the event has returned to Kentucky since Churchill Downs hosted the two-day event in 2011. Santa Anita is set to¬† host this year’s Breeders’ Cup for a third straight time on October 31 and November 1.