ACHE South registration is open
Soon it will be Spring in the Bluegrass! For those you who want to have an incredible experience, we have an opportunity for you to see the finest in all of horse racing on Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2012. Historic Keeneland Race Track www.keeneland.com will be open during the month ofApril for thoroughbred racing and we will be purchasing tickets to enjoy the races while dining in one of the luxurious glass-enclosed dining rooms overlooking the track. Even if you aren’t a betting person, just to be able to enjoy the beautiful grounds and atmosphere, and see a thoroughbred race horse up close is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Obtaining tickets to a dining room is highly competitive and restrictive in nature. We will be able to offer a limited number of tickets for this optional event at a cost of $60. Included will be transportation to and from the track, admittance to the track and dining room, a daily racing program, and a scrumptious buffet lunch. The dining room meal is all inclusive except for beverages, you may purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks separately. Betting windows are conveniently located within the dining room but you are welcome step out at any time to tour the grounds and to see the horses in the paddock before they go onto the track. There is a dress code for the dining room that must be followed: coat and tie for gentlemen, and no jeans or denim or any kind, no shorts, tennis shoes or flip flops for anyone.
As stated, obtaining tickets is competitive and we must adhere to the group ordering deadline of January 3, 2012. Many of you have indicated you are interested in this optional event so now’s the time to sign up and have your ticket reserved. After getting an email from those of you who are interested, we will place the group order on the first business day after the Christmas break. Your email should be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to December 21, 2011. We will confirm receipt of your request and send information about paying by check for this event. THIS WILL BE YOUR ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER!
The track offers general admission for $5 if you don’t want to go to the dining room. You may purchase this ticket at the track on race day, we will provide transportation to and from the track for $10, and lunch is on your own. We also need to be notified by email if this is your choice so we can plan for transportation.
At a later date, we will have a list of other afternoon options such as visiting a distillery, The Kentucky Horse Park, Shaker Village, a horse farm, or the Berea, KY Arts and Crafts Center—most only a 30-minute drive from downtown Lexington.