The entry deadline for the 76th Anniversary Celebration closed on August 5, 2014.  Preliminary class entries were at 1,784 versus 2,137 last year and 2,671 in 2012.  The total number of entries will grow with the championship entries on the last weekend.  Preliminary classes begin August 20th and continue through August 28th.

There will be 996 horses competing for the top honors at this year’s event. That is a drop from 1,144 last year and 1,469 in 2012.

“We are very excited to see the classes taking shape and to see the number of horses, owners, and trainers making their plans to make the Celebration grounds their home for the entire event,” said Celebration CEO Mike Inman.