Keeneland Race Course is located just to the west of Lexington. It is known as one of the most beautiful facilities in the country.
Much like Claiborne Farms everything is done in an understated, but in a posh way.
The stables area are well kept, albeit somewhat quiet on this cool, damp morning.
There was some activity as the horses wait for no man.
At Keeneland the horses always have the right of way.
There is a practice track in addition to the main track.
Returning from the stable area we passed by the library.
A view of the main drive through the facility.
Most of the primary buildings are built from stone.
While this gate was closed, others were open. The styling keeps with the simple elegance.
I am not certain if a Rolex clock keeps better time, but it fits the environment.
The jockeys quarters near the main track.
The entrance to the paddock is closely guarded on race days.
Even the paddock has a nice stone wall surrounding it.
A collection of small statues display the silk colors for some of the major farms.
The main grandstands. This isn’t your county fairgrounds.
Inside the grandstands they had a horse shoe display – Nikes for Thoroughbreds.
A track side view of the main grandstands.
The morning fog gave a surreal feeling to the track.
The finish line – the ‘dirt’ track is in the foreground, the turf track is just behind it.
Attending major sporting events are always a great time, but sometimes the best photography is when nobody is there.