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Old 10-04-2010, 05:38 PM
 
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We will be going to our first meet at Keeneland this weekend and we are looking for some tips and advice from people who have gone to Keeneland in the past. We plan on going early both Saturday and Sunday to watch the early morning workouts.

We have grandstand seats for saturday but plan on doing the general admission route for both Friday and Sunday. From looking at pictures of Keeneland, is the area in front of the grandstand, with the benches, for general admission? I assume if you want to watch the races from the berm areas around the track you need to stake a spot as early as possible in the morning.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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I have found that it rarely gets that crowded where you have to fight your way to the berm area. I usually have box seats and for Saturday, you should check the dress code as it is often "jackets only" in the upper areas.

For prices, they are reasonable and I find their staff have longer tenures than Churchhill - because the enjoy their jobs a little more. Hopefully the weather will be perfect and you'll be able to take in the great atmosphere.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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Pack a lunch and your beverage(s) of choice, get there early and tailgate under the trees in the parking lot.
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:29 AM
 
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Our grandstand seats are not on the 3rd level or in the Lexington, Kentucky or Phoenix rooms or in the suites. I believe our seats are in the 2nd level of the grand stand which I believe is the bottom level of the grand stand from what I can see on the grounds map available on the Keeneland website.

I don't believe where our seats are requires a jacket. We don't plan on wearing ratty looking clothes but in all honesty, there is no need to dress up for a horse race.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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Our grandstand seats are not on the 3rd level or in the Lexington, Kentucky or Phoenix rooms or in the suites. I believe our seats are in the 2nd level of the grand stand which I believe is the bottom level of the grand stand from what I can see on the grounds map available on the Keeneland website.

I don't believe where our seats are requires a jacket. We don't plan on wearing ratty looking clothes but in all honesty, there is no need to dress up for a horse race.
You'll see people dressed through the entire spectrum of attire. There will be a lot of people dressed up, but there will be plenty of people in jeans and t-shirts. I typically wear khakis and a polo or button up shirt. For some, putting on their "Sunday best" is just part of the Keeneland experience.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:18 AM
 
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I understand people want to dress up for the races. If they want to do that, then do it. However, I will stand by my previous statement, its just a horse race. I like horses and I like horse races but at the end of the day, its just a race.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I understand people want to dress up for the races. If they want to do that, then do it. However, I will stand by my previous statement, its just a horse race. I like horses and I like horse races but at the end of the day, its just a race.
I'm not arguing with you. In fact I think I am in agreement. Wear what you want because there will be a mix of attire.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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I didn't take your response as an argument or anything like that. I was just sharing my opinion.
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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People watching at Keeneland is more interesting than the horse races to me. I get a kick out of the way some people dress out there :-)
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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People watching at Keeneland is more interesting than the horse races to me. I get a kick out of the way some people dress out there :-)
Yeah, credit card millionaires playing the part
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