Keeneland’s Bill Thomason on Hosting 2020 Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland President & CEO Bill Thomason / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland)

From the Media Team at Keeneland:

“The Bluegrass served as the ideal backdrop for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup and we could not be more excited to have Keeneland serve as the host of the 2020 edition of the World Championships,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said.  “Building on the success of the event for the industry and the community, we anticipate an even greater spectacle in 2020 and look forward to the Breeders’ Cup returning home once again.”

It still depends on when he gets ready,” said David Fiske, racing manager for Winchell Thoroughbreds, which campaigns Copper Bullet with Willis Horton. “If he doesn’t get ready before the preps stretch out, chances are we aren’t going to break him out in a mile-and-an-eighth Grade 1.

“It’s possible we might miss the Derby and try the Preakness — something like that. It’s still all up in the air. It depends on if he stays healthy and continues to train how he’s training.”

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David Fiske, racing manager for Winchell Thoroughbreds, who owns Copper Bullet with Willis Horton, on the 3YO’s next race and Road to the Kentucky Derby

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