The Kentucky Association track in Lexington, circa 1920. It stood in Lexington’s East End neighborhood for more than a century before it closed in 1933 during the Great Depression.
The Kentucky Association track in Lexington, circa 1920. It stood in Lexington’s East End neighborhood for more than a century before it closed in 1933 during the Great Depression. R.L. McClure Keeneland Library
The Kentucky Association track in Lexington, circa 1920. It stood in Lexington’s East End neighborhood for more than a century before it closed in 1933 during the Great Depression. R.L. McClure Keeneland Library

Lexington once had a racetrack downtown. This man worked there. He might be the last.

October 04, 2017 11:51 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.