I was so thrilled to be able to attend my first Breeders’ Cup last Fall at Keeneland. It was not only historic in the sense that it had never been hosted by Keeneland, but it marked Pharoah’s final racing send off. It was a day where Pharoah once again carved out a piece of history for himself.
The excitement for the Breeders’ Cup Classic race was electrifying with everyone jockeying for a position to either see Pharoah up close during his parade over to the track or to catch a glimpse of him from the many television screens about.
Being only 5’2” myself, I opted to watch from a screen as I would have surely only seen the back of someones head and shoulders!
Our weekend trip to the Breeders’ Cup included a tour of Maker’s Mark distillery. It was not only educational, but fascinating to learn about their bourbon making process. Included below are some pictures from the weekend. All in all, the weekend exceeded my expectations and kudos to Keeneland and the City of Lexington for pulling out the red carpet. I do hope Keeneland becomes a host regular venue for the Breeders’ Cup.