In less than two months, all eyes of the horse racing world will be on Lexington. Preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Championships is entering the stretch drive at Keeneland race track. Keeneland Vice President Vince Gabbert says auxiliary seating is being positioned around the historic facility. “They’re upscale premium seating that we’ve got, that we brought in. Much more like a golf course type setting with the tents and the Chalets that we’re using. But, those are already being done and will be finalized in the next three weeks actually,” said Gabbert.
The two big race days at Keeneland are Thursday and Friday October 30th and 31st. Gabbert says track officials know getting in and out of the property will likely require some patience, saying, “Probably our biggest issue is just ensuring that we’re informing the public of the best ways to get to and from the track on those days.” Gabbert added that the traffic pattern for ingress and egress will be different than people are used to at Keeneland.
Gabbert advises that, for many race fans, the public shuttle will be the way to go.