Change in Keeneland sale cuts into airport traffic; still lots of planes

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The changes made in attendance rules for the September horse sales at Keeneland has cut into air traffic at Blue Grass Airport.

And that reduction will likely be even more pronounced during the Breeder’s Cup championships in November.

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But private air traffic remains high, according to airport officials. Sales started Sunday at Keeneland and continue for another 11 days.

“Our private aircraft looks slightly less than previous years but not by much,” said airport spokesperson Amy Caudill.

“We still have quite a few aircraft here! Of course, with Breeders’ Cup not opening to fans we will definitely see a lot less passengers on commercial flights that weekend. We will, however, still probably see the horse owners fly in privately,” Caudill added.