Keeneland Opening Day Program, 1936

Nov 23rd 2012 03:00 pm |

Earlier this week, I published a piece on the first ever race meeting at the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.  Not long after posting the article, our friend Ron Micetic sent me two scans from the inaugural opening day program from his incredible collection of race programs.  He kindly allowed me to share it here.

Below is the cover and the entries for the Keen Handicap, won by the brilliant filly Myrtlewood.  She raced and won three times during the nine day inaugural meet.

Ron Micetic has an astounding collection of race programs and is actively seeking additions. If you have historic programs that you would like to sell, contact him at I’m sure he’d be happy to hear from you.

Thanks for reading and happy holidays!

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2 Responses to “Keeneland Opening Day Program, 1936”

  1. Ron says:

    Thanks for the mention, Kevin. I would be happy to chat with any of your readers about programs regardless of their intention to sell or not. It’s always a great pleasure to see historical programs in your fantastic articles.


  2. Owen Klein says:

    My Northern Dancer Derby program shall never leave my hands. Had to go back the next year to get the P with his pic on it.