Keeneland prepping for opening races

Keeneland’s spring meet runs Friday, April 3 through Friday, April 24th and workers spent much of Thursday gearing up for opening day.

While many people worked to get the track in perfect condition for opening day, Robert ‘Spec’ Alexander is happy to returning for his 20-something year working at Keeneland.

Spec says he is honored to be working at Keeneland; he runs the gate for all the races.

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Live racing will be Wednesday through Sunday. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. expect Saturday, April 4 and Saturday, April 11; post time is 12:35 p.m. Keeneland is closed Easter Sunday April 5.

Christine A. Moore will be at Keeneland through Saturday. She is fitting hats and taking custom orders.

Moore designs, makes and sells hats. She is the featured hat designer for Keeneland and the Breeder’s Cup and has become known as the unofficial hat designer of all Triple Crown races.