Sunrise Trackside

Rocket Fuel
Saturday, October 14, 2017 -
7:00am to 1:00pm
Event description: 

Every Saturday morning during the race meet, Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy.

Sunrise Trackside is a free, family-friendly event that begins at 7 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works (until 8:30 a.m.), where patrons can enjoy breakfast while horses train on the main track. Listen to trackside commentary about the history of Keeneland, current activities at the track and how Thoroughbreds train between races.

No reservations are needed to take part in Sunrise Trackside. Activities continue rain or shine.

Activity Time Description
Breakfast with the Works  7:00 - 8:30 a.m.     
Breakfast in the trackside Equestrian Dining Room or grab coffee and donuts trackside at Clocker's Corner. 
Children's Activities 7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Visit the Kids Club Corner for free children's activities, including photos in jockey silks, face painting and more; adjacent to the Equestrian Dining Room. Sign up for the Keeneland Kids Club and meet Kids Club mascot, Buckles.
Tours 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Fans may take a guided walking tour of Keeneland. Tour groups will depart from the welcome wagon in the Paddock.
Paddock Demo 9:00 a.m.
A live educational equine demonstration takes place in the saddling paddock, featuring a new guest each Saturday.
  • October 7th - Kentucky Horse Park
  • October 14th - Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital
  • October 21st - Hagyard Equine Institute
  • October 28th - Mims Retirement Haven, Elmhurst
Handicapping Seminar 11:30 a.m.
Trackside handicapping seminar with Expert Handicapper Katie Gensler.
Jockey Q&A 12:05 p.m.
Q&A with featured jockey in the Walking Ring.


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