Monday, April 4, 2011

April Showers, April Flowers

Ok, ok, ok. Soldat is now '7 of 8' in the money. He certainly looked disinterested in the Florida Derby on Saturday. Maybe he just needs some of that Kentucky Bluegrass!

Speaking of beautiful days in the bluegrass. Opening day at Keeneland is Friday, April 8. Sunny and 72 degrees. It just doesn't get any better than that!

Here are a few things you might want to know so that your day at Keeneland is as enjoyable as possible.

Gates open at 11 a.m.
General admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free
Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.; races are run approximately every half hour
Mutuel windows in the grandstand areas open at around 12:30 p.m.; drive-thru wagering opens at 8 a.m.
Lawnchairs and umbrellas are permitted
Alcohol, coolers, food, grills and tents are not permitted inside the admission gates
All bags are subject to inspection at the admission gate.
Parking is free in the tailgating lot. Preferred parking is $5. Valet parking is $10. Bus parking is $10.

The Transylvania is a Grade III race for 3yo going 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland's Turf Course. Purse is $100,000.

See you in the paddock area.

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