(Keeneland Race Course / Photo by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Big Blue Day at the Races – TODAY, Friday, Oct. 11
WHAT: Today, the day before the University of Kentucky football team takes on the University of Arkansas, Keeneland is the center of Big Blue Nation.
WHO: UK students, alumni, faculty and staff receive free general admission and access to reserved Grandstand seating in sections A and B with valid UK IDs. The UK Alumni Association and DanceBlue will have information tables outside The Keeneland Shop.
|11:25 a.m.||UK Band/Cheer/Dance will enter the South Gate entrance and move from the Saddling Paddock Chalet into the Paddock.|
|Noon||National Anthem performed by Blue Note in the Walking Ring. Blue Note is UK Choirs’ a cappella group.|
|Race 1 post parade (1:05 p.m. post time)||UK Band/Cheer/Dance recognition in the Winner’s Circle.|
|After Race 1||UK Cheerleaders will perform on the track.|
|Race 2 post parade (1:39 p.m. post time)||UK Homecoming Court recognition in the Winner’s Circle.|
|After Race 2||Thoroughbred Industry Employee Awards recognition in the Winner’s Circle. (Presented by Godolphin, the awards recognize the outstanding talent, diligence and commitment of the farm and racing stable staff who are at the heart of our sport.)|
|Race 3 post parade (2:12 p.m. post time)||UK Ag Keeneland Scholarship recognition in the Winner’s Circle.|
|Race 4 post parade (2:45 p.m. post time)||Golden Wildcat Society recognition in the Winner’s Circle. (Golden Wildcats are UK alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more.)|
|Race 5 post parade (3:18 p.m. post time)||DanceBlue recognition in the Winner’s Circle.|