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FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS

October 26, 2017

Thursday, Oct. 26

Kentucky State Parks Foundation Day at the Races. Fans are invited to support the Kentucky State Parks Foundation for its 5th annual Day at the Races. “The Works” package includes reserved row parking, brunch, reserved Grandstand seating and a race-day program. Brunch begins at 11 a.m. in the Limestone Cafe of the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. For more information, call 859 351-8430 or click here.

Friday, Oct. 27

Official Keeneland Tour/Behind the Scenes Racing Tour. Click here for more information.

seeBlue. Day at the Races. The day before the University of Kentucky football team takes on archrival Tennessee, the weekend begins at Keeneland. UK students, alumni, faculty and staff will receive free general admission and access to reserved Grandstand seating with valid UK IDs. Throughout the afternoon, fans will enjoy special activities, including appearances by the UK Wildcat mascot, cheerleaders and band.

Tailgating on The Hill. Keeneland’s popular tailgate lot, located adjacent to the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center, features local food trucks, a jumbo television screen, wireless wagering and wagering terminals, race-day programs, The Keeneland Shop kiosk and free shuttles to the track. BETologists will be available to answer fans’ handicapping questions.

Saturday, Oct. 28 – Closing Day of Fall Meet

Sunrise Trackside Halloween Edition. Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy. Sponsored by LEX18, Sunrise Trackside is a free, family- friendly event with activities for all ages: Breakfast With the Works features breakfast for purchase and trackside commentary (7-8:30 a.m.) while Thoroughbreds train on the main track; children’s activities in the Kids Club Corner (7-9 a.m.); Keeneland tours (7:30-10 a.m.); Paddock demonstration by Old Mims Retirement Haven featuring Breeders’ Cup Sprint winner Elmhurst (9 a.m.); trackside handicapping seminar with Paddock Host Katie Gensler (11 a.m.); and Q&A session with jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. in the Paddock (12:05 p.m.). 

Buckles, the Keeneland Kids Club mascot, will award Kids Club prize packages to some of the best Halloween costumes. An appearance by the Headless Horseman will occur in the Paddock during Sunrise Trackside and on the track during the race day.

Tailgating on The Hill. Keeneland’s popular tailgate lot, located adjacent to the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center, features local food trucks, a jumbo television screen, wireless wagering and wagering terminals, race-day programs, The Keeneland Shop kiosk and free shuttles to the track. BETologists will be available to answer fans’ handicapping questions. On Saturdays, the area’s favorite bluegrass bands perform from 12-4 p.m.