Opening Weekend for Keeneland's Fall Meet Milestone Blog

Opening Weekend for Keeneland’s Fall Meet

October 5th, 2012

Come experience the truest form of Kentucky entertainment at the opening weekend Keeneland’s Fall Meet starting today, October 5th and continuing through Saturday, October 26th. World-class racing, exciting wagering options, and many other special events highlight Keeneland’s 17-day fall race meet.

Many of the nation’s most talented Thoroughbreds, trainers and jockeys will compete at Keeneland this Fall in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and bids for divisional honors.

Keeneland opens with the Fall Stars Weekend (October 5-7), which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races in which the winners automatically qualify for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held November 2-3 at Santa Anita Park.

Other special dates included in this year’s Keeneland Fall Meet are Make-A-Wish Day (October 10), College Scholarship Day (October 12), Jockey Autograph Session (October 18), Military Family Day (October 21). Fans can also experience the sights and sounds of Keeneland even before the gates open for the race day at Sunrise Trackside every Saturday during the meet. It’s a morning filled with hours of activities tailor-made for family or out-of-town guests, featuring Breakfast with the Works, Kids Club activities, tours of the racetrack, pictures taken with Bucky the Bugler, handicapping seminars, jockey Q&A, and more.

Make plans to visit one of Lexington’s most anticipated and exciting events!