Every Saturday morning during the race meet, Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy.
Sunrise Trackside is a free, family friendly event that begins at 7 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works (until 8:30 a.m.), where patrons can enjoy breakfast while horses train on the main track. Listen to trackside commentary about the history of Keeneland, current activities at the track and how Thoroughbreds train between races. You might even see a Kentucky Derby hopeful or another well-known horse on the track.
Events continue with children’s activities in the Kids Club Corner (7-9 a.m.). Guided walking tours depart from the welcome stand near the Paddock (8-10:30 a.m.). A demonstration by an equine organization begins in the Paddock at 9 a.m. A handicapping seminar with expert handicapper Katie Gensler and Keeneland Select’s Jonathan Fowler begins trackside at 11:00 a.m. A Q&A session with a jockey takes place in the Walking Ring at 11:35 a.m.
No reservations are needed to take part in Sunrise Trackside. Activities continue rain or shine.