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Keeneland spring meet, 1946

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An aerial view of the second day of the 1946 Keeneland Spring Meet, April 12, 1946. 6,000 people were in attendance at the track. The parking lot can bee seen behind the grandstand. The 11-day Spring Meet was capped off with the 22nd running of the Blue Grass Stakes that features a $12,500 purse. General admission to the track was $1.00 for men and $.50 for women. Published in the Lexington Herald, April 13, 1946. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | staff

An aerial view of the second day of the 1946 Keeneland spring meet, April 12, 1946. 6,000 people were in attendance this day at the track. The parking lot can bee seen behind the grandstand. Click on the photo for a closer look. The 11-day spring meet was capped off with the 22nd running of the Blue Grass Stakes, featuring a $12,500 purse, adjusted for inflation that would be $171,000 today. The 2019 Blue Grass Stakes had a purse of $1 million. Admission to the track in 1946 was $1 for men and 50 cents for women. Published in the Lexington Herald on April 13, 1946. Click here to see other images form our archives of Keeneland. Photo by E. Martin Jessee | Staff

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