Yesterday was a dream come true for me – I got to collaborate with my friends at Keeneland! Founded in 1936, Keeneland’s mission is to continually invest in the industry and to preserve the tradition of Thoroughbred racing. To merely say that they have accomplished this would be gross understatement; they are a world-renowned racecourse – a fact that we, as Kentuckians, should be immensely proud of.
In all honesty, I cannot remember a time that Keeneland has not been a part of my life. From the sale, to the spring and fall meets, it has always been my biggest pull to the City of Lexington – the Horse Capital of the World.
If you know anything about Kentucky culture, you know that we are a little obsessed with horse racing. I think it’s a gene and I’d happily be involved in that science experiment. However, Keeneland is not just about horse racing. It’s a celebration of our state. It’s a time where we come together, as a group, to celebrate what we hold dear: our traditions, our food, and our relationships. The only added bonus is if you win a little money while you’re at it!
This trip to the track was extra special because I got to share a box with my cousin Dana, my best friend. She had never experienced Keeneland before and I am so thankful that I got to be with her during for her first experience. The first time you go, in my opinion, is a memory that will not be forgotten. However, there is fun to be had if you go every day of a meet!
If you know anything about me, you know that I love the classics. While I love the culinary arts, there are times when simplicity trumps all. What does that have to do with Keeneland? My favorite thing to get at the track is one (or two!) of their hotdogs. I’ve done it for years and will continue to do so!
One of my favorite things about the grounds at the track are the Rolex clocks. No joke, y’all – how fabulous are these?
While all of the meets at Keeneland are special, my favorite is the fall meet. The temps are cooler and the colors are just stunning. There’s something about fall – I can’t put my finger on it, but I adore it.
Last but not least, one of my favorite adult traditions at the track is to have a Peach Bellini at the Moët & Chandon stand. So, so good – always!
Thank you to my friends at Keeneland for having me; the horses ran hard, the laughs were boisterous, the food was delicious, the drinks were strong, and a good time was had by all.
Be sure to head to the track today (Friday, Oct 26) or tomorrow (Sat, Oct 27) for the last two days of the fall meet! Tell ’em that I sent ya!
As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!
Y’all come back now, ya hear?
FTC: This is a sponsored post; all opinions, however, are my own.