LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on April 4, with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m. followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area.
Keeneland is teaming with the Downtown Lexington Partnership to host Central Bank Thursday Night Live for the first time at the track.
On April 4, music provided in partnership with The Burl will be featured in the Paddock during the race day. Drink specials also will be offered.
Information on reserved seating and dining reservations for opening day is available on Keeneland.com. Race-day parking is free and General Admission to the track is $5.
In celebration of opening day, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has proclaimed April 4 as “Keeneland Day in the Bluegrass!”
Gates open at 1 p.m. with the first race slated for 3 p.m. Among the eight races on the card, which concludes at approximately 6:55 p.m., is the inaugural running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds at 5½ furlongs on the grass.