Group Created with Sketch.
Volume 23 No. 17
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.

Bill Thomason, President and CEO, Keeneland

Photo: Keeneland
Photo: Keeneland
Photo: Keeneland

Keeneland, located in Lexington, Ky., is unique in horse racing as it functions both as a top track featuring graded stakes races and an auction facility for thoroughbred foals, mares and stallions. Bill Thomason’s accomplishments as president and CEO cover those dual focuses as Keeneland’s world famous September yearling sale set records last year, with the average price of a horse sold at $120,487, surpassing the previous high of $112,427. Thomason also oversaw the first running of the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland in 2015, which set a track attendance record of 50,155.