Sunrise Trackside Offers Window Into Keeneland

Keeneland logo (Keeneland)
Keeneland logo (Keeneland)
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 10/02/2013 11:34 am
Race fans can experience the sights and sounds of Keeneland even before the gates open for racing each Saturday morning during the fall meet, held October 4th -26th.

Race fans can come out early and see Keeneland like never before. The family-friendly Sunrise Trackside features Breakfast with The Works while horses train over the track, Kids Club activities, guided tours, handicapping seminars, and equine-related paddock demonstrations.

Keeneland invites fans to enjoy all the morning’s activities, which go on rain or shine and do not require reservations:

Breakfast with The Works – Watch the horses during their morning workouts while enjoying breakfast in the trackside Equestrian Dining Room from 7- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast is $7; children under three eat free.

Children’s Activities – Join us in the Kids Club Corner, adjacent to the Equestrian Dining Room, from 7- 9 a.m. for free children’s activities, including photos in colorful jockey silks and face painting. Sign up for Keeneland Kids Club and meet the Kids Club mascot, Buckles.

Tours – Race fans can take a free tour of Keeneland’s grounds between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tours will begin at the Welcome Center in the Keeneland paddock.

Paddock Demonstration – Each week an equine-related guest is featured in Keeneland’s Paddock at 8:45 a.m. Demonstrations will be presented by Lexington Mounted Horse Patrol (Oct. 5), Old Friends (Oct. 12), Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital (Oct. 19) and Asbury Police Training (Oct. 26).

Handicapping Seminar – Need a little help making your picks for the day? Keeneland offers a free trackside handicapping seminar at 11:30 a.m.

Jockey Q&A – Ever wonder what it feels like to ride a Thoroughbred? Fans can submit their questions to a featured jockey during a Q&A session at 12:05 p.m. in the Walking Ring.

Jockey Autograph Book – Patrons may purchase a full-color jockey autograph book featuring riders from Keeneland’s legendary jockey colony. The books are $5; proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

Share
Most Popular
Man reported missing in Ky. found dead in Tenn.
A man reported missing from western Kentucky has been found dead in northern Tennessee.
Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrest In Wolfe County
A traffic stop in Wolf county led to the arrest of a 66-year-old man who troopers said had four pounds of marijuana in his car.
Man Arrested In California In Kentucky Case From 1971
A grand jury in Louisville charged a man with murder in the death of a toddler more than 40-years ago.
UK Criticized For Not Notifying High School Students Of Controversial Guest Speaker
Teachers, students and parents from duPont Manual High School said they were outraged that the University of Kentucky didn't tell them that the guest speaker at their awards ceremony was a controversial write-in U.S. Senate candidate with an anti-Semitic platform. Video Video
Gas Line Explosion Injures 2; Closes Highway
An explosion east of Louisville Wednesday afternoon injured at least two people and closed down U.S. 42.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.