Executive Staff

Vince Gabbert

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Legislative Affairs

Vince Gabbert joined Keeneland in October 2009 and serves as the company’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Legislative Affairs

As Keeneland’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Legislative Affairs, Vince Gabbert splits time between Keeneland, Red Mile and other Historical Horse Racing (HHR) projects while he explores other opportunities for growth and additional revenue for Keeneland. He also is President of Lexington Pro Soccer.

Gabbert, a native of Northern Kentucky, graduated from the University of Louisville and the Brandeis School of Law. After stints in state government, municipal finance and a number of statewide political campaigns, he began working at Keeneland in October 2009.

Gabbert currently serves on the boards of Governor’s Scholars, Commerce Lexington, Bluegrass Sports Commission and the Thoroughbred Club of America. He also is co-chair of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Agriculture and Equine Policy Council, which represents two signature industries with the goal of making policy recommendations to state government in Frankfort.

Vince and his wife, Tonya, have two daughters, Sophia and Ella.