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)

I loved how he did it,” said Scott Blasi, chief assistant to trainer Steve Asumssen. “Angel was really happy with him and said, ‘I never asked him to do anything.’”

Gun Runner won the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar Racetrack on Nov. 4 and has been training for the Pegasus World Cup at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. He shipped to Gulfstream Park on Jan. 18 and, following Asmussen’s playbook, had his final breeze over the track he will compete on. Blasi said that Gun Runner handled the shipping to South Florida and the new surface without incident.

“He’s just been really special to us and he continues to do exactly what you want him to do,” Blasi said. “It’s kind of unheard of over a three-year career. I’m just really happy with how he got over the ground. He’s cooling out great and is ready for Saturday.”

Scott Blasi, the assistant trainer of Gun Runner, after the colt put in his final workout in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday, Jan 27 at Gulfstream Park

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