This fall, Keeneland will
offer special seating, dining options as a prelude to Breeders' Cup
By Janet Patton
email@example.comOctober 1, 2015
Keeneland fans, get ready for a fall racing meet unlike anything you've ever
seen. Just like the racehorses, genteel, quiet Keeneland is training up to the
The track is gearing up for the Breeders' Cup, which comes to Central Kentucky
for the first time on Oct. 30 and 31.
"Everything we're doing is to provide an exceptional experience, and it's not
just for this one event," says Bill Thomason, Keeneland president and CEO. The
track is "always trying to improve the experience for our guests."
And that's great for racing fans. Ever wanted to sit in one of the coveted
Now you can try out the grandstand "loge" boxes, special seating erected for the
Breeders' Cup. These boxes are in front of the regular ones, so you will have
prime places to enjoy some of the best in racing, but keep in mind they aren't
under cover, so you might want to come armed with an umbrella or a parasol,
depending on the weather.
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