College Scholarship Day

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Friday, October 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 6:00pm
Event description: 

College Scholarship Day offers a free, fun day at the races for thousands of college and university students from Kentucky and beyond. Admission is free with a college ID. Full-time students can register to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships and prizes from local vendors awarded after each of the day’s races. One lucky student will win a $10,000 Runhappy Scholarship. Students also will enjoy music, free snacks and prize drawings in Keeneland’s College Zone in the North Terrace. 

Keeneland hosts College Scholarship Day in partnership with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association. The program began in October 2002 and has distributed nearly $600,000 in Kentucky, including nearly $300,000 at Keeneland.

College Scholarship Day Facts:

  • Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded following each of the day's races, in partnership with Kentucky Thoroughbred Association (KTA).
  • One $10,000 Runhappy scholarship.
  • Free general admission with college ID at East Gate & South Gate
  • Registration begins at 11 a.m. in the College Zone at The North Terrace
  • Students can pre-register online at
  • Drake's will also be holding their Handicapping Challenge, with no entry fee for college students. Contestants who choose the winning horse in each of the first two races will be entered into the Round Two drawing for prizes. 

College Scholarship Day Rules:

  • Each student must currently be enrolled FULL TIME at a college, university, technical school, trade school, or other such school that qualifies for federal aid. Each student must be present to win.
  • There will be 10 drawings, nine from the general pool and one from the Thoroughbred Industry pool. One drawing will be made immediately after each of Keeneland’s 10 races, with the Thoroughbred Industry Drawing after the tenth race. 
  • After each drawing, the winner’s name will be posted on the digital signs located at the East and South Gates and at the registration table in the College Zone. Keeneland will attempt to call or text each student to notify them.
  • When a student hears or sees their name, please report back to the registration table in North Terrace area for validation.
  • Check the signs at the East and South Gates or the registration table in the College Zone at the end of the day to make sure you have not missed your name.   Names of winners for scholarships and other prizes will all be listed.


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