Keeneland, the made-for-springtime race course located in the in the heart of Kentucky horse county, opens a 16-day racing meet Friday with College Scholarship Day. The track and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will give away 10 $1,000 scholarships to attending college students, one after each race. On Saturday, it’s the 92nd running of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, a major Kentucky Derby prep. Brody’s Cause and Zulu are the likely strong favorites — but I might fish around for a little better odds. Some fans prefer the quieter weekdays at Keeneland, Wednesdays and Thursdays, for a less cluttered view of the springtime flora and fauna. Or, you could just drop your job and attend every day!
through April 29Keeneland Race Track (Lexington)
Post time 1 p.m., Wed.-Sun. | $5