Keeneland invites fans to cruise and celebration on Oaks Day and Derby Day

May 2, 2017 - Picnic Time

Keeneland Race Course in Lexington will continue a long-standing tradition Saturday of hosting a Kentucky Derby jubilee for fans who can’t make it to Churchill Downs in Louisville for a Run for a Roses.

Fans will be means to celebration during Keeneland on both Kentucky Oaks Day on Friday and Kentucky Derby Day on Saturday.

Fans will be means to watch and peril on both of those races along with all a other races from Churchill Downs and vital marks around a country.

On Oaks and Derby Days, fans might cruise in a Keeneland paddock and walking ring and perspective a races on a vast video house unaware a paddock, or lay in a grandstand and watch Churchill’s races on a infield receptacle board. More than 1,000 TVs via a grandstand will uncover racing.

Admission to Keeneland is giveaway on Oaks Day and $5 per chairman on Derby Day, when children 12 and younger will be certified free. Gates open during 9 a.m., and parking is giveaway on both days.

Tables in Keeneland’s dining bedrooms on Friday and Saturday and a Derby Bash are sole out; however, private dining options, including a singular series of Keeneland’s corporate suites for 8 guests, are still accessible for both days.

The corporate apartment let includes 8 acknowledgment tickets, 8 programs and 4 parking passes. For some-more information or to make reservations, hit Morgan Whitney during or 859-288-4322.

From 4-7 p.m. on Friday, Keeneland will horde Party in a Paddock, featuring splash specials, live song and a simulcast of a Kentucky Oaks. Post time for a Oaks is approximately 6:12 p.m.

On Derby Day, fans will applaud a Derby opposite Keeneland’s grounds. Children’s activities, including hack rides ($5), crafts, face portrayal and games, will be hold in a Lower Club from 1-5 p.m. The Paddock will horde live song from 1-6 p.m., and a shawl competition will take place there during 3 p.m. Post time for a Derby is approximately 6:46 p.m.

The Hill, Keeneland’s central tailgating lot, will be open Derby Day with food trucks, live song and a Keeneland Shop kiosk from 1-6 p.m. A jumbo TV will uncover a races, and fans will be means to place wagers with live tellers and use self-service wagering machines.

▪ Advance wagering on a Oaks full label will be accessible during Red Mile only and start Thursday during 12:15 p.m.

▪ Advance wagering on a Derby full label and Oaks-Derby Double will start Friday, when drive-through windows during Keeneland will open during 8 a.m. and start during Keeneland Grandstand Mutuels and Red Mile during 10 a.m.

▪ Patrons also can watch and peril on simulcast racing on Oaks Day and Derby Day during Red Mile.

▪ On Derby Day, Red Mile will have a jumbo TV on a lane and live Bluegrass song on a apron.

▪ The Clubhouse will horde a Red Mile Derby Fest with indifferent seating, a smorgasboard and entrance to wagering for $50 per seat. The eventuality opens during 11 a.m., and a smorgasboard will be served from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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