KEEP’s Commonwealth Racing Challenge is Out of the Gate!

Lexington, Ky. (Monday, April 4, 2022) – The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) announced that the Commonwealth Racing Challenge kicks off this week with the opening of Keeneland’s Spring Meet. This new initiative will encourage KEEP members to visit all of Kentucky’s racetracks during the 2022 Kentucky horse racing circuit.

KEEP members who successfully scan a unique QR code and tag KEEP in a social media post at each of the six participating Kentucky racetracks during their 2022 racing meets will be entered to win four VIP tickets the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland on November 4-5.

Elisabeth Jensen, KEEP’s Executive Vice President who oversees the daily operations of the organization, commented, “The Commonwealth Racing Challenge provides a new incentive for KEEP members across the state and around the country to visit six of Kentucky’s unique racetracks. Thanks to the support of Kentucky’s legislature and governor, Kentucky continues building the strongest racing circuit in the country. The Commonwealth Racing Challenge gives people an opportunity to see the depth and breadth of the circuit throughout 2022.”

Rules and regulations for the Commonwealth Racing Challenge can be found at

The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky’s equine economic advocate, is a not-for-profit grassroots organization created in 2004 to preserve, promote and protect Kentucky’s signature multi-breed horse industry. KEEP is committed to ensuring Kentucky remains the horse capital of the world, including educating Kentuckians and elected officials of the importance of the horse industry to the state. KEEP was the driving force in the establishment of the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund, which has paid out more than $177 million to Kentucky breeders since its inception in 2006, and pari-mutuel wagering on historical horse racing, which has been responsible for more than $40 million to purses and more than $24 million to the Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund.

KEEP works to strengthen the horse economy in Kentucky through our statewide network of citizen advocates. To learn more about how you can become a member or support our work, please visit