The Collection at Keeneland


Keeneland Sales 2003

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Peb’s relationship with Keeneland dates to 1983 when he first sketched notables at the Keeneland July Yearling Sale. When Peb donated his collection of about 2,500 original pieces to the Keeneland Library in 2009, he reflected on his experience at Keeneland as “like heaven for me. It’s a place where I was always sketching caricatures and visiting very dear friends. To know that my work will be protected at the Keeneland Library is one of the highlights of my life.”1

Upon the selection of the Keeneland Library as the repository for more than half a century of his work, Peb commented, “it’s the library in the horse business. Not only in America, but universally, they refer to the Keeneland Library as the museum of racing, really. And to have all my collection here, it’s a blessing, I think, because everyone from all over the world could be able to come here to see it.”2



1. “Keeneland Library to House Original Drawings.” Steve Bailey. Thoroughbred Times Today, October 16, 2009. 

2. “Keeneland Library Draws Interest.” Gregory A. Hall. Courier-Journal, October 16, 2009.

The Collection at Keeneland