LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 10, 2013) – Keeneland Association earned its sixth International Simulcast Award at the 21st annual International Simulcast Conference, held Oct. 7-9 in Lexington. It is the fifth time in the past six years Keeneland has taken the top honor.


The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A panel of five judges selected the winners as best among 12 North American racetracks entered for consideration.


The judges cited Keeneland’s superb, sharp HD video and multiple paddock cameras encompassing both the action of the track during the paddock walk and warm-ups, as well as the streamlined Trakus presentation which provides an enhanced viewing experience.


“Our broadcast team puts great pride and effort into giving fans a top-notch product,” said Keeneland Director of Broadcast Services G.D. Hieronymus. “We thank the judges for this recognition of that commitment to excellence and attention to detail.”  


Keeneland also won the award in 2003, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.


“We are very proud of our broadcasting department and are pleased that their efforts have been recognized with this award,” said Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason. “Their desire to provide our fans with an outstanding simulcast product is a testament to their hard work and the leadership of G.D.”


The conference is hosted by the Thoroughbred Racing Associations and Harness Tracks of America, in association with the American Greyhound Track Operators Association.