(The ladder that will allow staff to access cigar storage has now been added in the LTS’ “Humidor.”)

Editor’s Note:

Coming soon, to a theatre near you.

Isn’t that the way the movie companies used to promote their latest and greatest film creations?

Maybe the Louisville Thoroughbred Society can borrow on that public relations spin.

Coming soon, to Louisville.

Coming soon, a brand new, state-of-the-art private club dedicated to promoting and enhancing the Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky.

Coming soon, a pristine and elaborate venue to watch and wager on the world’s most thrilling Thoroughbred races.

Coming soon, the perfect place to entertain friends and guests.

Coming soon, one of the best selections of premium cigars and bourbons and a beautiful veranda and open-air terrace to enjoy them all.

Coming soon, a wonderful, peaceful, fun-filled location to enjoy a fine beverage to finish the day; a perfect place to enjoy a Sunday brunch to begin a day; a place to meet friends; entertain business associates; conduct business; live life.

Coming soon, the Louisville Thoroughbred Society.

As you will see below, the final touches are being added to the many areas of the building and the entertainment space. It may have taken us awhile to get here. After all, we have had a few things to come along in 2020 that have made our jobs a bit more challenging and timelines a tad more demanding and hard to meet.


We think you will see…

It will be worth the wait.

Once our “team” is able to determine the final construction and remodel schedule, our club and expert staff will be making a public announcement on the “Official Opening” date when the doors will finally swing open like a starting gate and we will be off and running.


Hopefully, we will be targeting our special grand introduction around some upcoming special events in the industry, too.


After all?

This is an exciting time of year.

After the revamped Kentucky Derby is held in September, Keeneland will get ready for its’ amazing Fall Meet and the annual Breeders’ Cup extravaganza, which it will host for the second time in history.

In November, Churchill Downs will conduct one of the world’s greatest Fall meets, that will include a festive Thanksgiving celebration and spread.

In December, the world will be ready to celebrate the Holidays, and we will be ready to help provide the perfect location and fine amenities to go along with it.

We are “Coming Soon.”

We promise.

Stay tuned.

And, get your party clothes ready.


(The LTS’ “Humidor” is nearing final completion. The “misting” system and temperature controls are in place. All that is left is the granite counter top to the “island.”)

(Additional LTS “Private Cigar Lockers” have been added to the entry at the North Elevator and near the “Humidor.” Glass doorways will provide protection fin the display area.)

(The final trim on the LTS’ “Cigar Bar” has been added; the TV for the LTS’ “Main Bar” has been installed; the lighting fixtures to the ceiling of the LTS’ “Main Room” have now been erected and are ready for bulbs.)

(The final trim to the outside of the LTS’ “Diner” is going up now. Sliding doors that introduce the “Terrace” went in this week. Drywall work is finishing up. About ready for the ceiling install. And, finishing touches.)

(Tiles are now going down on the LTS’ “Terrace.” Brick work is going up on the “connector” between the North and South stair towers and the “Conservatory” area. The LTS’ “Cigar Pavilion” will get brick work starting this week, and the sliding doors to come later.)

(For the industrious types and the infrastructure nuts, the major heating and air units and generators have now been craned up to the roof of the LTS’ “Cigar Pavilion” and now fully installed. Air conditioning is on the way.)

(The final tile work is going into the main foyer of the Hughes Building. The regal entrance will introduce our guests and members when they enter from Main Street.)