LEXINGTON, Ky. (Keeneland) – Keeneland is making it simple for followers irrespective of their location to observe and wager on the observe’s 17-day Fall Meet with two thrilling packages: Keeneland at House Offered by UK HealthCare and Official Keeneland Watch Events in Partnership with VisitLEX and the Bluegrass Hospitality Affiliation.
Friday is opening day of the Fall Meet, which runs via Saturday, Oct. 24. The season will probably be closed to the general public due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic.
“This neighborhood and Keeneland’s passionate fan base are what make the Keeneland race meets so particular,” Keeneland Vice President and Chief Advertising and marketing Officer Christa Marrillia stated. “Whether or not you might be watching and wagering from house or having fun with the meet from a Keeneland watch get together, we’re grateful to our followers and tourism companions who’re celebrating with us in new methods.”
Keeneland at House Offered by UK HealthCare
Again by widespread demand, Keeneland at House debuted in the course of the Summer season Meet in July and now provides followers quite a lot of instruments to have a good time the Fall Meet and keep it up their race-day traditions from the consolation of their very own properties. Go to the Keeneland at House web site for hyperlinks to the livestream of Keeneland races, free race-day digital packages, food and drinks recipes, actions for teenagers and extra.
Through the Fall Meet, followers are invited to tag @Keeneland and use the hashtag #KeenelandatHome to share their at-home tailgates and viewing events.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, followers can start their race days with “Keeneland at House Offered UK HealthCare.” This 30-minute “pre-game present” will air at 12:15 p.m. ET on Fb Stay, Keeneland’s YouTube web page and on Twitter @KeenelandRacing. Hosted by Christina Blacker and that includes handicapping and day by day picks from Ellis Starr, this system will preview the day’s card in addition to supply classes in BETology, cocktail recipes from Buffalo Hint, a preview of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and extra.
“Horse racing is synonymous with fall in Kentucky” stated Dr. Mark Newman, Government Vice President for Well being Affairs of UK HealthCare. “UK HealthCare is worked up to participate in Keeneland at House and have a good time our neighborhood’s traditions in new ways in which followers can get pleasure from safely from the consolation of their properties.”
UK HealthCare sponsors the $350,000 First Woman (G1), a 1-mile turf race for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, which is a part of the celebrated Fall Stars Weekend and will probably be run Saturday, Oct. 3. UK HealthCare is also the presenting sponsor of the Keeneland Children Membership.
Official Keeneland Watch Events
Increasing on the Keeneland at House mannequin, Keeneland, VisitLEX and the Bluegrass Hospitality Affiliation (BHA) are offering eating places, bars, motels and Central Kentucky companies with instruments to securely and responsibly host an Official Keeneland Watch Social gathering.
companies might register at Keeneland.com/watchparties, obtain the free toolkit and observe the step-by-step information to host an Official Watch Social gathering. The toolkit consists of cocktail recipes, décor concepts, printable fliers, desk tents with QR codes at no cost digital packages and extra. Companies additionally might buy memento packages for his or her friends, acquire Watch Social gathering kits and guide Keeneland BETologists for the final word Watch Social gathering expertise.
“The pandemic and cancellation of numerous occasions just like the Keeneland Spring Meet drastically impacted our native tourism neighborhood,” VisitLEX Vice President of Advertising and marketing Gathan Borden stated. “Discovering methods to assist our tourism companions and have a good time the Fall Meet in a secure and accountable method is an ideal match for VisitLEX.”
“Blue Grass Hospitality Affiliation is worked up to share the Keeneland Watch Social gathering idea with our member motels, eating places, bars, sights and tourism companions” BHA President Pam Avery stated. “So lots of our members depend on the Keeneland race conferences to drive enterprise in April and October. The observe’s Official Watch Events will permit our tourism neighborhood to seize a few of this enterprise in a inventive new method.”
Keeneland at House and Official Keeneland Watch Social gathering choices embody:
Applications: Complimentary race-day packages may be downloaded on Keeneland at House or via the Keeneland Race Day App. Click on right here for an inventory of areas which are promoting Keeneland packages.
Keeneland at House Kits: The Keeneland Store is providing a collection of Keeneland at House Kits, which followers can customise. Kits, which embody branded drinkware, attire and equipment, can be found in Decide 2, Decide 3 and Decide 4 variations through The Keeneland Store on-line retailer.
Recipes for Keeneland favorites: Make your individual Maker’s Mark Bread Pudding, Keeneland Burgoo, Buffalo Bow Tie and Keeneland Breeze simply as when you have been on the observe. Click on right here to obtain recipes.
Keeneland Choose supply: Keeneland Choose is an internet wagering platform with a rewards program and philanthropic element. Join a brand new account with Keeneland Choose and obtain a particular $50 again after you wager $100 on Keeneland racing in October with the promo code FALL20. That is on prime of Keeneland Choose’s profitable sign-up bonus that may earn a participant $100 after she or he wagers $300 within the first 30 days.
Keeneland Children Membership in Partnership with UK HealthCare Kentucky Youngsters’s Hospital: Younger followers are invited to affix the favored group to be taught extra about Keeneland and the horse business and take part in its philanthropic ingredient. Additionally obtain free Keeneland Coloring Sheets.
TV, on-line choices for viewing Fall Meet racing
Racing in the course of the Fall Meet will start every day at 1:05 p.m. ET, and followers can watch pre-race motion and each race on TVs, on telephones and on computer systems.
Programming will begin at 11:30 a.m. with “As we speak at Keeneland,” a 30-minute preview present with handicapping picks and dialogue of horses of curiosity. Racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton host “As we speak at Keeneland,” which airs dwell on TVG2, The CW Lexington and WKYT.com and is streamed dwell on Keeneland.com, Keeneland Choose and Keeneland’s YouTube web page.
NBC and NBCSN will present dwell protection of a number of of Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup Problem races as a part of its “Breeders’ Cup Problem Collection: Win and You’re In, introduced by America’s Finest Racing.” Air instances are Oct. 2 (4-6 p.m. on NBCSN), Oct. 3 (NBC will embody protection from Keeneland throughout its Preakness-G1 broadcast), Oct. 4 (4:30-6 p.m. on NBCSN) and Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m. on NBCSN).
Nourish Lexington is Fall Meet featured charity
As a part of Keeneland’s mission to present again to the neighborhood, Keeneland at House followers and Keeneland Official Watch Social gathering attendees may have the chance to assist Nourish Lexington, Keeneland’s featured Fall Meet charity.
Launched in April, Nourish Lexington makes use of the skills and sources of meals service and hospitality workers displaced by the pandemic to offer nutritious meals for neighborhood members in want, together with Fayette County Public Faculty kids. Thus far, Nourish Lexington has offered over 150,000 meals to members of the neighborhood.
Click on right here to be taught extra about Nourish Lexington and donate to the hassle.
Keeneland 2020 Fall Meet at a Look
Schedule: 17 days from Oct. 2-24. No racing on Mondays and Tuesdays.
First submit: 1:05 p.m. ET
Racing: Season options 18 stakes value a complete of $4,775,000. Opening weekend is Fall Stars Weekend with 10 stakes, 9 of that are graded, value $3.15 million. 5 of these races are Grade 1 occasions, and 9 of them are Breeders’ Cup Problem “Win and You’re In” contests that award the winners fees-paid berths into corresponding races for the thirty seventh World Championships at Keeneland on Nov. 6-7.
TVG protection: Stay, on-site protection begins every race day at 1 p.m.
NBC/NBC Sports activities Community protection: NBC and NBCSN will present dwell protection of a number of of Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup Problem races as a part of its “Breeders’ Cup Problem Collection: Win and You’re In, introduced by America’s Finest Racing.” Air instances are Oct. 2 (4-6 p.m. on NBCSN), Oct. 3 (NBC will embody protection from Keeneland throughout its Preakness-G1 broadcast), Oct. 4 (4:30-6 p.m. on NBCSN) and Oct. 7 (4-5 p.m. on NBCSN).
On-line protection: Stay streaming of all races at no cost is obtainable on Keeneland.com, Keeneland Choose, Keeneland Race Day App and once more on Keeneland’s YouTube web page Offered by Darley, which may be streamed on to your sensible TV.
Applications: Keeneland will once more supply followers the choice to obtain complimentary race-day packages at Keeneland.com or buy at areas in and round Lexington.
Social: Tag @Keeneland and use the hashtag #KeenelandatHome to share at-home viewing events.