Sunrise Trackside Offers Window Into Keeneland

Sunrise Trackside Offers Window Into Keeneland

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.
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.

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