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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

BROADCAST: Opening Weekend at Keeneland

Sofia Gustafson, Reporter April 10, 2024

Keeneland opened Friday, April 5. Still under renovation, crowds filled the stands to watch the races. Keeneland offers food, drinks and a chance to bet for all attendees. The Spring Meet will last from...

Horses race around the track during the 6th race on opening day during the Spring meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Matthew Mueller | Staff

PHOTOS: Keeneland Spring Meet Opening Day 2024

Matthew Mueller, Photojournalist April 6, 2024

Crowds gather to watch the races on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

An exercise rider walks their horse toward the main track during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Morning training at Keeneland on Spring Meet opening day 2024

Abbey Cutrer and Samuel Colmar April 5, 2024

Trainers walk and exercise horses during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 5, 2024, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

Horses walk the track after the second race on the opening day of the Fall Meet on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

This is how you spend the perfect day at Keeneland

Peyton Keyes, Reporter March 25, 2024

Spring has always been my favorite season. The weather warms up and everything starts to bloom. Spring in Lexington, however, adds something to the table that makes me love the season even more. The...

BROADCAST: Keeneland College Scholarship Day

Giana Gallo October 19, 2023

Keeneland hosted College Scholarship Day on Friday, Oct. 13, offering a total of $40,000 in scholarships to twelve students.

Leah Hebenstreit and Alex Wesley are awarded 10,000 dollar scholarships during College day at Keeneland on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Kyleigh Miller | staff

Keeneland awards $40,000 in scholarships at College Scholarship Day

Casey Sebastiano, Staff Reporter October 16, 2023

Students were awarded a total of $40,000 in scholarships at Keeneland’s Fall 2023 College Scholarship Day. Ten $2,000 scholarships and two $10,000 scholarships were raffled off to students on Friday,...

Crowds fill the benches close to the track on the opening day of the Fall Meet on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

The Bluegrass tradition continues as Keeneland kicks off fall season

Casey Sebastiano, Staff Reporter October 9, 2023

Racing fans, horses and jockeys gathered last Friday as the ceremonial bugle sounded the beginning of Keeneland’s 2023 Fall Meet. Between attendees dressing up in florals and pastel colors, the greenery...

Horses walk the track after the second race on the opening day of the Fall Meet on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Keeneland Fall Meet Opening Day

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor October 6, 2023

Crowds gather to watch the races on the opening day of the Fall Meet on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

An exercise rider rides a horse on the main track during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on April 7, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

‘A world class racetrack.’ Spectators pack the grandstand for Keeneland’s opening day

Bryce Towle, Reporter April 13, 2023

Racing fans gathered for opening day of Keeneland, a local horse racetrack on Friday, April 7.  The event brings in spectators of all ages, some attending since their younger years. Local attendee...

Horses move towards the main track and barns during morning training on the opening day of the Spring Meet on Friday, April 7, 2023, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

PHOTOS: Morning training at Keeneland on Spring Meet opening day

The Keeneland Spring Meet began on Friday, April 7, and will conclude on Friday, April 28.

A horse walks through the stables during morning workouts on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Looking ahead to Keeneland’s 2022 Spring Meet

Kendall Staton April 7, 2022

The internationally renowned horse racecourse Keeneland is set to begin its annual Spring Meet on April 8, 2022. With prep races known to produce winners of the Kentucky Derby, participants in the 2022...

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