Keeneland Gift Shop: A Sure Winner Every Time

Alex McLean
Alex McLean, Fashion Editor


The Keeneland Spring Meet is one of the best times of the year, especially for Lexington locals. It’s more than a tradition; Keeneland roots run deep within most all of us.
Growing up around Keeneland with my Dad, I spent a lot of time in the Keeneland Shop. In fact, one day I dreamed of working there. Fast forward 20-something years, and I was a Keeneland Shop employee, running the e-commerce portion of the operation. It truly was a dream come true for a girl like me.
Although my time there has come and gone, it provided me with many opportunities, and I gained a true understanding of race-day style. My personal style has changed over the years, but there’s something about Keeneland fashion that will always feel like home to me.
So in the midst of a crazy and awesome Keeneland Spring Meet, I thought I would share some of my favorite “New Arrivals” at the Keeneland Shop. If you’re on the grounds, please swing by and tell them we sent you.
If you can’t make it in person, the on-line shop is looking better than ever. See my favorites HERE: Keeneland Shop
Let’s celebrate the remainder of the most epic time of the year here at Keeneland in total style! From dresses and ties, to hats and accessories, The Keeneland Shop has it all!
Here is a look at some of our favorites from the Keeneland Gift Shop:
(Keeneland pull-over helps any cool April morn)
(Henry Dry Goods Large Watercolor Pillow)
(Jockey Statue Pennant)
(Maker’s Mark Keeneland Breeze Essentials Glass)
(Win Place Show Print Set)
(Beaufort Bonnet Infant Polly Play Dress Keeneland Print)
(Draper James Magnolia Persley Ponte Dress)
(Peter Millar Captain Performance Tattersall Woven)

(All Photos Courtesy of the Keeneland Gift Shop)

She had two real hard races, the Acorn, the Eight Belles. We wanted to find a spot we were confident she would win. Just so she wouldn’t lose another race and get seconditis. Rodolphe picked out this one, and it worked out great.” Looking forward to a rematch with Monomoy Girl? “Not really at this moment. Maybe later. She’s still lightly raced. We still don’t know what she wants to do yet. One thing that’s encouraging about her, when she breezes in the morning, she completes the work. When she goes into the next turn galloping out, she takes off again. Who knows? She might go a mile and an eighth, mile and a quarter.”

Barry Irwin, President of Team Valor International, majority owner of the winner Talk Veuve to Me

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