Special Events Highlight Keeneland’s Spring Racing Season

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Updated: 4/02/2013 3:11 pm

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – While Keeneland presents 16 days of world-class Thoroughbred racing from April 5th-26th, fans of all ages can celebrate spring with a jam-packed calendar of special events.

Headlining the fun are such favorites as College Scholarship Day, Sunrise Trackside, the Maker’s Mark Commemorative Bottle signing, an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales, a jockey autograph session and Military Appreciation Day.

On Saturdays, Keeneland is taking the tailgating experience to a whole new level. The official tailgate lot, dubbed The Hill” and located adjacent to the Keene Barn and Entertainment Center, will feature a variety of food trucks, a Bluegrass concert series in conjunction with Best of Bluegrass, a jumbo television screen, wireless wagering and wagering terminals, and race-day programs and general admission tickets available for purchase.

On Saturday, April 13th, Keeneland will offer fans the opportunity to enjoy the Keeneland Double: a day at the races, including the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, followed by the University of Kentucky’s Blue White scrimmage football game at Commonwealth Stadium. Fans can park early in the day at Commonwealth Stadium, take a Lextran bus or trolley for $1 each way to Keeneland for the races and return to Commonwealth for the 7 p.m. ET kickoff. Lextran will have dedicated shuttles from 11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. and from 4:25– 6:45 p.m. Riders will receive a $2 food voucher to use at the track.

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