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Spring Meet at Keeneland Race Track...Priceless!

Spring Meet at Keeneland Race Track...Priceless!

Kentucky blogIn Kentucky there is nothing like a nice warm Spring day at Keeneland Racetrack. The current Spring meet is April 4 - 25. Next meet is in October.

I plan to spend my day there tomorrow with fellow AR member Connie King from Tenessee. She is coming up for a visit and to spend some time enjoying the weather. It will be her first time at Keeneland.

Kentucky locals go to Keeneland race track to watch the people...out of towners go to watch the horses!

It's like Kentucky Derby without all the hoopla and cameras. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I would say it is the grandest track in the world for elegance and charm. An owner's showcase for 2 and 3 year old Thoroughbreds before going to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.

The picture below is of the paddock area at Keeneland where owners are giving last minute instructions to the jockeys. They are helped into the saddle and escorted by ponies to the track through a tunnel. The old clock in the bottom right is a Rolex. Cool huh?

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Comment balloon 8 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • April 17 2008 09:29PM



Saw a horse this morning running on the Pimlico Race track. Thought of getting some photos.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 11 years ago

There is NOTHING like being at the racetrack, especially when you get to tour the barns.  Excitement overload for me.  Lucky you to be there today!  Thanks for the adrenaline rush this morning.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing almost 11 years ago

Very cool! We have races coming up in a few weeks, stay tuned!

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Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTORĀ®, Blogger, Principal BrokerĀ®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) almost 11 years ago
Lizette--It looks like such fun! Have a great afternoon of people watching! :)
Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) almost 11 years ago

Everyone:   IT WAS AWESOME FUN!    Thanks to Lizette (and Chanel,  my niece dog)!   I had the best time ever.   We picked a beautiful day for my first horse race.  Keeneland was absolutely awesome.    Lizette: It is something I will always remember as a great time and a layer in our growing friendship.



Posted by Connie King almost 11 years ago

Lenza - I spent all my time taking pics and watching the people. I forgot to bet! That place is eye-candy.

Margaret - You should have taken some pics. In the past I had always used my phone camera for pics (like in the post above). this time I was prepared with my better digital.

Susie - that is a lot of fun. We never made it to the barns but might next time during the sales.

Teri - It was a blast. It's your turn to go with me next. Come on down here.

Connie - You are such fun! Chanel and I truly enjoyed your visit and hanging out at Keeneland was much more fun because you were there. Come on back anytime!

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago
Lizette, I visited Churchill Downs just as a visitor, not the big race, but Keeneland looks equally as fascinating. Thanks for the story and the excellent photos.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 11 years ago
Gary - You probably had a good time at Churchill. I like to go when there is not a feature race. It's beautiful at both tracks. Nice when it isn't crowded.
Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) almost 11 years ago

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