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)

It’s going to be a real tough race, but we think that we’re ready,” Stewart said. “We’re glad to be in there. It’s a great race to be in and it’s a huge purse. Mr. Fipke is game on taking a shot but I think he has a very nice chance.”

Seeking The Soul also will be Stewart’s first starter at Gulfstream Park since saddling Unforgotten to a seventh-place finish in the Sunshine Millions Distaff in 2010. His last victory at the South Florida oval took place over ten years ago when he saddled Spruce Hero to a win in February 2006.

“It’s been awhile but I’ve spent a lot of time there,” Stewart said. “I worked for (Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne) Lukas there for five years and when I started in 1997 I was there. I think (the track) will be fine for him, I think that he’s tactical and he’ll lay right up there, not too far off of them.”

Dallas Strewart, who will saddle Seeking the Soul in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, as reported by Ryan Martin for the Fair Grounds media team

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