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Old 09-28-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Lexington Ky
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My son and I went to the opening ceremonies at WEG. We are not horse people (unless you count a couple of trips to Keeneland each year but we were blown away by WEG. If you have any time to go I highly recommend it. It is well worth the $25 grounds fee to go take in all the exhibits and vendor booths alone. Grounds pass is included with any event ticket. I didn't know what to expect but it is a very impressive event. We took the bus from High St and got to the park within about 10 mintues. Even though we waited until the very end of the ceremonies (which were spectacular) we got on a bus within 5 minutes. I encourage everyone to go to WEG. You will be impressed. It made me very proud of our fair city. Very well organized.
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Yes, it's awesome and I would also highly recommend it to anyone! The singing of "My Old Kentucky Home" with the incredible sunset was just priceless!
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:17 AM
 
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i went to the WEG games last night to watch the jumping. We were given free tickets. I disagree with that it is worth the $25. The grounds are really nice, but there isn't really much in most of the booths. A bunch of the booths were just companies pamphlets, and most of the other ones were cowboy boots and saddles. The food was poor quality and expensive, and if you don't like kentucky ale, your SOL ($7 a pop too).

I probably would pay $5-10max to go in, $25 is overpriced IMO.

The jumping was nice, but no WAY would it be worth the $110 per ticket. Its no wonder they are constantly selling them half off everywhere. I would say the stadium was barely half full

All in all it was fun, but if I actually paid for the ticket, i would feel pretty shafted if we spent $50 to get in. I enjoy watching some horse racing and attending events like keeneland and churchill, but there just wasn't anything there for me.
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Old 10-07-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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on a positive note we took lextran from downtown and it worked out great. $2 round trip, and there was always a bus waiting.

$20 for parking is highway robbery
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: The Beautiful Bluegrass!
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WEG was AWESOME!! Like with any world class event, there will be problems, but the experience for me was fantastic!
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Kentucky
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I think it's been an awesome event! I don't know that it brought the expected revenue to our city that was promoted, but it's certainly brought in a lot of bucks as well as just spotlighted our city to the US and the world. I'm proud!!!
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Old 10-09-2010, 11:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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as well as just spotlighted our city to the US and the world.
At best a flashlight.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:14 PM
 
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At best a flashlight.
I would say closer to one of these little guys at best.

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Old 10-10-2010, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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At best a flashlight.
In the horse industry, it was indeed a spotlight. It did receive national TV coverage on NBC last weekend for several hours. There's not a lot of events that get national coverage.
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Old 10-10-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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At best a flashlight.
And tell us when was the last time Chicago had any national TV coverage Tom??
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