Keeneland

first_imgIn a couple of weeks, Keeneland will open its fall horse racing season.  What a lot of people consider the most beautiful racing facility in the United States only races 2 months out of the year–October and April.  This fall Keeneland goes back to a natural dirt racing surface after using the synthetic track for several seasons.Keeneland is going back to this surface so they can host horse racings’ version of The World Series.  (Breeder’s Cup)  These series of races have always been, and will continue to be, contested only on natural surfaces.If you are looking for a nice fall excursion, you should think about going to Lexington.  If you are not a gambler, the beauty is worth the trip.  The Lexington area has a lot of horse farms that are worth the visit as well.  Keeneland is one of the few tracks left where people actually have dress requirements for the Clubhouse area.  Since Keeneland also has the famous yearly sales of young thoroughbreds, many of the world’s richest find their way to Keeneland every fall.  It is one of the few tracks where you will see as many limousines as you will see pickup trucks.Again, just walking the grounds of Keeneland and its surrounding hillsides will make the drive worthwhile.last_img

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