Keeneland hosts 11th annual Make-A-Wish Day Thursday


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Today was the 11th annual Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland.

Keeneland teamed up with the local thoroughbred farms and organizations to give 11 kids and their families the ultimate day at the races.

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They were treated to lunch and met jockeys in the Paddock, watched their sponsors race from the winner’s circle and stayed there during the trophy presentation.

Cody and his family, from Richmond were the guests of honor during race three.

Cody received an added bonus following the race. Jaguar racing, the owner of the winning horse name Dapper Sam in race three, is giving Cody the winning Julep Cup trophy.

Patrons were encouraged to make donations at the wishing well in the Paddock, with proceeds funding efforts to grant wishes to hundreds of other waiting children across Kentucky.