Bright sunshine set the perfect backdrop Friday for Opening Day at Keeneland.
Thousands celebrated the start of the Spring Meet at the historic track.
The crowds were able to enjoy several events including live music and a student-only handicapping contest.
It was also 'College Scholarship Day'.
Full-time college students received free general admission and the chance to win one of ten $1,000 scholarships.
The meet runs through April 27th.
The track will closed this Easter Sunday and will be dark every Monday and Tuesday during the meet.