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Keeneland Joins Forces With Art Gallery
Keeneland has joined with Cross Gate Gallery to form The Sporting Art Auction, a charitable company that will auction sporting art following the November breeding stock sale. Cross Gate Gallery owner Greg Ladd told bloodhorse.com: "We're taking the goods to the public. It's a hustle, but we'll have quality inventory. We've got the best auctioneers and the best clientele, and we plan to design a top-line (printed) catalog. We want it to be like a coffee table book." And Keeneland CEO Bill Thomason said, "We saw this as an opportunity to do something good for the industry and community. Everything from the art auction will go to our charitable giving arms. This is a project I'm very proud of. We know our core business and what Keeneland represents. We're taking a long-term approach to this. It's still in the develop stages, but we plan to make it a major community event."