Known throughout the Thoroughbred world as offering "racing as it was meant to be," Keeneland Race Course will have a few new wrinkles for its fall meeting that opens next Saturday, Oct. 7.
Besides offing a bountiful supply of purses, a projected $607,000 per day according to Keeneland officials, a host of special events are on tap for the 16-day meeting that runs through Oct. 28.
Throughout the meeting, an interactive exhibit courtesy of the National Museum of Racing will be on display. On Saturdays, Keeneland's popular "Breakfast with the Works" will held from 7-8:30 a.m, and during race afternoons, equine demonstrations will be held in the paddock. Farrier Hans Albrecht will demonstrate his craft on Oct. 7. Also, book signings will be held on each Saturday of the meet, beginning with Ed Bowen on Oct. 7. He will be signing copies of "Dynasties: Great Thoroughbred Stallions."
Individual day highlights will include a performance of the University of Kentucky marching band on opening day; a "mystery mutuel voucher" giveaway on Oct. 22; a Keeneland fall meet poster giveaway on Oct. 27; and United Way Day on Oct. 28, in which all admission proceeds will be donated to the United Way.