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Horse Racing Fans At Keeneland

Race fans picnic on the lawn under flowering trees during the spring meet at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Keeneland was founded in 1935 and takes pride in maintaining racing traditions. It was the last track in North America to broadcast race calls over a public-address system, not doing so until 1997. Most of the racing scenes of the 2003 movie Seabiscuit were shot at Keeneland, because its appearance has changed relatively little in the last several decades. The track was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

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