LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 12, 2017) – In selected races during Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, grooms of racehorses determined to have the best overall appearance in the Saddling Paddock will be recognized in a special ceremony before each race as part of the Best Turned Out Awards. The grooms will receive cash prizes ranging from $250 to $500.
Judges like to see horses with shiny hair, flowing tails and tidy manes and grooms wearing neat clothing.
“Our sponsors always enjoy the opportunity to recognize the efforts of the grooms who work so hard with these horses every day,” Keeneland Sponsorship Director Bonnie Senft said. “The Best Turned Out Awards are popular every year for the judges and the grooms.”
Sponsors will present Best Turned Out Awards on these days for the remainder of the Fall Meet:
Friday: Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards Saturday: Lane’s End
Friday, Oct. 20: Pin Oak Stud
Sunday, Oct. 22: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
Sat., Oct. 28: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute