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Variety of Activities Surround September Sale

September 10, 2017

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 10, 2017) – Keeneland is pleased to present a range of food, activities and amenities on the sales grounds for clients, guests and the public during the September Yearling Sale:

On selected sale days, Keeneland will offer Behind-the-Scenes Sales Tours for fans. The first of these two-hour tours, which take guests in the barns and Sales Pavilion, will be held Monday, Sept. 11. Behind-the-Scenes Sales Tours also will be offered Sept. 15, 16, 17, 20, 22 and 23. Click here for more information.

Today until 6 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., The Keeneland Shop will present a Trunk Show to showcase such premier vendors as Peter Millar, Ronner, Darren K. Moore, Res Ipsa and Henry Dry Goods. Guests will enjoy complimentary snacks and cocktails along with special offers. The event takes place just outside The Keeneland Shop near the Walking Ring. The Keeneland Shop also has partnered with the popular Beaufort Bonnet on a limited-edition Keeneland collection for children available in the store.

Keeneland Executive Chef Marc Therrien and his Keeneland Hospitality culinary team have created an array of new menu items for guests to enjoy on the Keeneland sales grounds. On Monday, Sept. 11, an action station inside the Limestone Café in the Sales Pavilion will feature rare tuna sliders and Maine lobster rolls, while stations near the patios will offer bourbon “sticky” chicken and garden herb seared lamb chops. New menu offerings throughout the September Sale range from chicken etouffee to battered fish burritos, togarashi (a Japanese chili pepper) fries, jambalaya, French dip, smash burgers, BBQ, pizza and salads of all sorts.

The Keeneland Library, located not far from the Sales Pavilion near the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center, welcomes visitors to enjoy an exhibition of photographs of Man o’ War from its collection that are part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the legendary Thoroughbred’s birth. The exhibition, “Man o’ War: Images from the Keeneland Library Collections,” features 16 shots of the horse during his racing career and years at stud by Charles Christian Cook, Joseph Alvie Estes, Robert Lee McClure and Bert Clark Thayer. The Library is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibition of Man o’ War photos runs through the September Sale.

The September Sale marks the return of Keeneland Fall Ale, a collaboration of Keeneland and Country Boy Brewing. The popular small-batch brew, a lightly hopped American pale ale introduced three years ago, will be available at local restaurants and bars, Country Boy’s two locations and at Keeneland.

Throughout the September Sale, clients again will be able to take advantage of a number of amenities on the sales grounds, including:

  • A Concierge Service based at the information desk inside the main lobby of the Sales Pavilion with representatives also available in the nearby Business Center.
  • Complimentary golf cart shuttles throughout the stable area to assist clients with moving through the barns and to and from the Sales Pavilion. Shuttles will run continuously each sale day from 8 a.m. until the end of the sale and on preview days from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • Complimentary coffee each day in the Limestone Café in the Sales Pavilion and at Tincan Coffee by Barns 22-23 from 7-10 a.m.
  • Dining at the Limestone Café each day from 7:30 a.m. for breakfast until the conclusion of the session. A number of new menu items will be available there and on the sales grounds.