Dan Wells: Keeneland Weekend

Dan Wells: Keeneland Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Good Morning,

Dan Wells writing…I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits.

This morning, I'm reflecting on good weather and promoting tourism right in our own backyard.

I live in Kentucky, I know it's home to so many equestrian sports that have a long history...so I vowed to make Keeneland my spring "STAYCATION."

Spring horse racing got under way for me and my buddies Saturday, April 16th, in Lexington, KY.

I along with 38,863 fans at Keeneland on Saturday took advantage of a perfect spring day and an 11-race card featuring champion Tepin's victory in
the Coolmore Jenny Wiley.

The attendance marked the largest Coolmore Day figure in track history and third-largest non-Breeders' Cup mark at Keeneland.

Attendance: 40,617 - 39,722 - 38,863 - 37,737 - 37,193

Date: April 14, 2012 - April 12 - 2014 - April 16, 2016 - April 18, 2015 - April 11, 2015

Day: Toyota Blue Grass Day - Toyota Blue Grass Day - Coolmore Day - Dixiana Elkhorn Day - Coolmore Day

Saturday was the eighth day of the 16-day Spring Meet, which concludes Friday, April 29.

Now don't get me wrong. I don't know much about horse racing but I'm willing to learn so here's to my spring STAYCATION.

I hope you too get out and enjoy all the Tri-State has to offer.  Here is more information on Keeneland.