Heroes Day Presented by Rubicon

Sunday, October 24


Heroes Day Presented by Rubicon honors members of the military (active duty and veterans), first responders – law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and Health Care workers – and their families with free general admission and access to reserved Grandstand seats. Please show a valid military, veteran, healthcare ID, etc. at the gate for free admission. The Family Zone will offer free lunch provided by City BBQ and children’s activities for those families in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m.

flag roll out

Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem performed by Dr. Everett McCorvey at 12 PM in the Walking Ring located in the Paddock. 

Keeneland will showcase a POW-MIA Chair of Honor in the Paddock. This program brings awareness to past and current POW-MIA military members through a partnership with The Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 5. 

Heroes Day also will feature a spectacular flag unfurling on the main track between races, and local heroes will be recognized in the Winner’s Circle throughout the afternoon. 

Other special activities will be announced.