Autograph tickets sell out in 60 seconds

The basketball season may be over, but some fans are still vying to be part of the Big Blue Action.

Tickets for the signing of UK head coach John Calipari’s Maker’s Mark bottle sold out in less than one minute Saturday, said Keeneland Director of Communications Jay Blanton. The 1,200 tickets went on sale at 10 a.m. at

Beginning Tuesday, fans who purchased a ticket can claim them at Keeneland’s drive-thru booths between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., or inside Keeneland’s South Gate on Thursday at 6 p.m. Fans must have a copy of their online receipt and a photo ID to claim the ticket.

The ticket will designate a place in line for each person on Friday. Participants must be in line by 7 a.m. The bottle signing with Calipari, Keeneland President Nick Nicholson and Maker’s Mark President and CEO Bill Samuels, Jr. will begin at 8 a.m.

Keeneland is allowing ticket-holders to camp out overnight under the grandstand Thursday following the day’s races.