LEXINGTON, KY (October 10, 2012) – Keeneland Association earned its fifth International Simulcast Award, tying with Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto for first place at the 20th annual International Simulcasting Conference, held recently in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

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 video and multiple paddock cameras as well as the streamlined Trakus presentation which provides an enhanced viewing experience.

“Our broadcast team is extremely talented and creative, and they take great pride in their work,” said Keeneland Director of Broadcast Services G.D. Hieronymus. “We thank the judges for this recognition of their effort to provide fans with a quality product.”

Keeneland has won the award in 2003, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Its latest award was for its coverage of the Vinery Madison Stakes (G1) on April 12, 2012.

“We are so proud of our broadcast team and this award,” said Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason. “Their dedication to making an outstanding simulcast product comes from their understanding and appreciation of what horseplayers want. It also is a tribute to the teamwork that goes into doing a broadcast of that caliber and to 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.