30-year veteran of Thoroughbred industry
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2013) – Amy Gregory, a 30-year veteran of the Thoroughbred industry, has been named director of communications at Keeneland, the racetrack announced Monday. A native of Henderson, Ky., Gregory will begin her new role immediately.
Gregory had been serving as media relations manager at Keeneland, where she provides media relations, public relations and communications expertise for the company’s racing, sales and simulcast operations.
“Amy is a highly respected communications professional with extensive knowledge of the Thoroughbred industry and Keeneland operations,” said Bill Thomason, Keeneland president and CEO. “Her experience, passion and integrity made her the clear choice to lead our growing communications initiatives.”
A graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, Gregory began her career as a writer for the Thoroughbred Record trade publication before moving to Breeders’ Cup Limited as a communications specialist.
She joined Keeneland in 2006 after 18 years with Churchill Downs Inc., where she was director of governmental and tegulatory affairs and director of media and investor relations.
“Keeneland is recognized globally as the gold standard in the Thoroughbred industry, and I’m honored and thankful to be part of its outstanding team,” Gregory said. “For someone who has loved horses and Keeneland her whole life, this is the opportunity of a lifetime.”