You guys, Keeneland opens on Friday and it’s like Mother Nature knew it. Obviously, she’s as big a fan of the Fall Meet at Keeneland as we are and is going to grace us with a high temperature of 76 degrees. Praise be!
I can promise you it was way hotter than 76 degrees when I took these photos but you gotta do what you gotta do and I’m all about getting everyone ready for one of the best traditions in the bluegrass.
Last week, I got the chance to do a behind the scenes tour of the track with Horse Country thanks to the awesome team at America’s Best Racing (more on that to come, including photos of me looking very uncomfortable riding a horse). Whether full of people or bustling with workers preparing for the meet, Keeneland is a magical place. It is so picturesque, truly what you envision when you think of horse country. I’ve said this before, but one of my favorite things about going to UK was being able to go to the track every April and October.
I wish I was heading down 64 this Friday to take in opening day but we have a wedding this weekend, so instead I’m going to share some tips I’ve picked up over the years along with some fun tidbits I learned during my behind-the-scenes tour.