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Lexington KY - Keeneland Race Track - Spring Race Meet 2010 - Thoroughbred Racing and Sales

Lexington KY - Keeneland Race Track - Spring Race Meet 2010 - Thoroughbred  Racing and Sales

Keeneland Race Track in Lexington KY is quite a legendary place and horse race aficionados will tell you that there is no place in the world like it. Even if you don't care for betting at the spring race meet...there is the off season excitement of the Thoroughbred sales.

Out-of-towners show up to see the horses, but Kentuckians go there to watch the people.

An exquisite jewel set in the center of The Horse Capitol Of The World. 

 

Keeneland Race Track Bluegrass Stakes Lexington ky Thoroughbred racing and sales

It is with out a doubt Keeneland is the most beautiful race track in the world.

A showcase for owners to present their best Thoroughbred horses to well heeled spectators and serious horse people.

It's hard to put it into words, but here it is about pageantry, nobility, elegance and thrill of Thoroughbred racing.

The feel here is very much like racing in England.

Out-of-towners show up to see the horses but Kentuckians go there to watch the people.

My picture is of the walking ring where the brightly dressed jockeys get final instructions from trainers and get ready to be walked to the track.

The elegant atmosphere at Keeneland has been the same since the 1930's.

Amazing to many is that it is only open for racing twice a year...in the spring and then in the fall.

One of the big spring races is The Bluegrass Stakes...a prep race that sometimes determines what colts are ready to go to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. 

Keeneland Race Track Bluegrass Stakes Lexington ky Thoroughbred racing and sales

Everything at Keeneland Race Track is built with comfort and beauty in mind. 

Many people like the Phoenix Room that has a view of the paddock. There's no such thing as a bad view anywhere at Keeneland Race Track. Most often I just wander around through the horses and spectators and have the best time ever!

The Keeneland Spring Meet 2010 begins on April 2nd and continues through April 23rd. Admission is only $5!

The annual Kentucky Derby prep race, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, is Saturday, April 10th. Racing is on Wednesday through Sunday and the first race begins at 1:15PM.

Go early around 7 AM and watch the horses workout. A tasty breakfast is served at the track in the Equestrian Dining Room. Click here for a video.

Keeneland Race Track was North America's first high-definition racetrack with live race coverage and limited simulcasts in high-definition format. Additional HD broadcasts of Keeneland will be available via on-track television monitors, infield LED tote board and also HD-compatible ESPN telecasts.

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Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

Lizette Fitzpatrick- Principal Broker at Lizette Realty.

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Comment balloon 3 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • March 23 2010 12:16PM

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Dear Lizette,

    As a big fan of thorougbred racing since I was 8 years old, I know the history of the Bluegrass Stakes as a prominent Grade 1 Derby prep. I hope to visit Kentucky to see the Derby one year. Great post!

Posted by Jason Feinman, Bergen County Real Estate Expert, ABR, CNE, e-PRO (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Hi Lizette, Looks beautiful. I love seeing the horses race but I'm a people watcher too.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) over 8 years ago

Looking forward to it,  in a big way!

Posted by Connie King over 8 years ago

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