April is for Foals in addition to Other Equine Fun inwards Lexington

Racing at Keeneland
Thoroughbred foals volition survive romping across the pastures equally their grown upward cousins hit to race in addition to compete inwards Lexington, KY.

2012 Spring Meet at Keeneland Race Course
Live Thoroughbred racing gets underway at Keeneland Race Course Friday, Apr 6th in addition to continues through Friday, Apr 27th.  Racing is scheduled Wed through Dominicus amongst ship service fourth dimension daily at 1:05 p.m. The gates opened upward at 11:00 a.m.  General admission is simply $5! The annual Kentucky Derby prep race, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, is Saturday, Apr 14th.


Tip: The the world is pretty apartment for hilly country, at that spot are a few steps upward to the stands but at that spot are also elevators. All inwards all, it's a practiced rail for Levelers in addition to a fun atmosphere for the whole family.

In add-on to a total line-up of graded stakes races throughout the meet, at that spot are a diversity of particular events.

• Each Sabbatum morning, caput out to the rail for Breakfast amongst the Works.  This family-friendly action begins at vii a.m. amongst breakfast served inwards the Equestrian Dining Room, paddock demonstrations at 8:45 a.m., in addition to gratis handicapping session at 11:30 a.m. 

• Looking for the perfect Kentucky Derby hat? Visit the Christine Moore Hat Trunk Show Wednesday, Apr eleven at the Keeneland Gift Shop.

For to a greater extent than data almost the Keeneland Spring Meet, visit www.keeneland.com.




Stadium for dressage in addition to terminal jumping event.
World Class Dressage, Cross Country in addition to Stadium Jumping
The excitement of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented past times Bridgestone, in addition to the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup provide to the Kentucky Horse Park inwards Lexington, Apr 26-29.

This year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event features alternative trials to direct the U.S. Eventing squad for the 2012 London Olympic Games.  The nation's best horses in addition to riders volition survive competing inwards the hopes of earning places on the squad for this summer's Olympics.
 
This year's Event also features the 15th Rolex USEF Four Star Championship for the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation Pinnacle Cup, in addition to is business office of the HSBC FEI ClassicsTM.  Horses in addition to riders from simply about the globe volition bring together their U.S. counterparts inwards competing for their part of $250,000 inwards prize coin equally good equally a shot at the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam of Eventing.

This is awarded to whatever passenger who wins Rolex Kentucky, Mitsubishi Motors Badminton in addition to Land Rover Burghley Four Star Events inwards succession.  Former Rolex Kentucky champion William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain, who won his tape 6th Burghley entitle in conclusion fall, volition survive seeking to win a minute leg of the Rolex Grand Slam at Kentucky inwards the hopes of joining Pippa Funnell of Great Britain, who won it inwards 2003, equally the exclusively passenger to win the Rolex Grand Slam. Visit www.rk3de.org for to a greater extent than information.

Tip: Dressage in addition to Stadium Jumping portions are held inwards the stadium in addition to they've taken the hills out of the access paths.

Following the Cross Country effect tin flaming involve a lot of walking over hilly terrain. However, i of the outset jumps y'all come upward to entering the course, the Lake Jump, is also i of the most exciting to watch.
Jumping into the lake.

Horses approach, jump a large, brush-and-rails into the lake,
Jumping dorsum into the lake.
















gallop to shore, turn, jump dorsum over a log into the lake in addition to therefore out in addition to to some other jump, all of which y'all tin flaming consider from i advantage point.

Heading across the lake toward the yellowish rail jump (far left) on the other side.

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April is for Foals in addition to Other Equine Fun inwards Lexington