Get Ready for Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Keeneland in Lexington Ky
Keeneland in Lexington Ky

The paddock at Keeneland in Lexington Ky

This is an exciting time for horse racing fans- and for anyone who loves the equine traditions of the Bluegrass. The Fall Meet begins at the end of next week at Keeneland in Lexington Ky. And at the end of next month the world will be watching as we host the Breeders Cup. Here’s a look at what’s happening at Keeneland in the coming weeks:

This week:

Breeders Cup Tour

The racetrack is offering special tours of the track promising an insider’s look at Keeneland’s connection to the Breeders Cup. The tours are just $8 but are nearly sold out. Tours are tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday of this week and Tuesday and Thursday of next week. Click this link for more information on the Breeders Cup Tour.

 

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Fall Racing Meet

World class horse racing kicks off on October 2nd and the season runs through October 24th. Race days are Wednesdays through Sundays with no racing on Monday and Tuesdays. Gates open at 11am and the first race of the day is 1:05. General admission is $5.

This meet will be your only chance to splurge on some luxury seating by getting tickets for the Club House Chalet. This premium viewing area promises great views from the clubhouse turn. Tickets are $80 per person and include admission, and are sold in tables of six. After this season the structure will be dismantled. Go here to learn more about the Club House Chalet.

On Saturday mornings during the meet, you can have breakfast at the track while watching horses perform their morning workout. Children’s activities, tours, and jockey Q & A sessions are part of this activity. Here are the details about Sunrise Trackside.

Keeneland in Lexington Ky

The Keene Barn on the grounds of Keeneland in Lexington Ky

Breeder’s Cup October 30 & 31

This is the first time ever that Keeneland has hosted this iconic race. Two days of exciting racing include over $26 million in purses and awards!

There are still General Admission tickets available for Friday. These allow race fans access to the first floor of Keeneland with no reserved seating. Tickets are $40 each and must be purchased in blocks of six. Click here for details about Breeders Cup General Admission Tickets for Friday.

Saturday is the big race day for the Breeders Cup and -as you might imagine- all trackside tickets are sold out. However, you can celebrate at the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center on the track property, either one or both days of the race. Tickets are selling fast so if you want to be at Keeneland for Breeders Cup, click here.

Enjoy the races and perhaps I’ll see you at the track!

And if just thinking about Keeneland and horse racing makes you want to move to Lexington Ky, check out the following helpful links:

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Lexington Ky

Lexington Neighborhoods Page– search homes for sale by neighborhood

Lexington’s Latest Listings

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Horsin’ around at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

If you’ve ever visited the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky, you may have noticed the huge mosaic on the floor of the main entrance on the way to the security line. The floor tile traces the lineage of North America’s most prominent Thoroughbred horses, honoring many Central Kentucky racehorses.  Thoroughbreds are known for racing and were originally developed in the late 1600s in England with the first ones arriving in the U.S. in 1730. The famous race horse Lexington was born here in 1850 and was known for being a very successful stud horse after his racing retirement. He is, in fact, a big reason why Lexington is known as the “Horse Capital of the World“. He continues to be remembered with the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland and the Belmont Lexington Stakes at the Belmont Racetrack in New York. The mosaic has the names of all the major players in horse racing including Northern Dancer, Secretariat, Unbridled, Mr. Prospector, and Seattle Slew. Bluegrass Airport is one of the fastest growing airports in the nation and serves over one million travelers a year. It is 1000 acres surrounded by horse farms and yet just 15 minutes from downtown

bluegrass airport lexington ky

bluegrass airport lexington ky

The floor mosaic at the Bluegrass Airport in Lexington Ky matches the design of this poster.

Across from the airport is the Keeneland Racetrack where you can watch today’s up and coming Thoroughbreds race in the lead up to the 2014 Breeder’s Cup. The Keeneland Fall Meet continues now through October 25th. Incidentally, the 2015 Breeder’s Cup will be held right at here at Keeneland- the first time the Lexington track has hosted the event.

If you are thinking of moving to Lexington Ky, you could not have picked a better time of year to be house hunting. Enjoy the track, the rolling hills of horse farms, visit a winery or apple orchard, and then call me to help you find your dream home. My cell is 859.321.7202.

Here are some helpful links:

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Lexington Ky

Lexington’s Latest Listings

Search homes for sale in Lexington Ky by Neighborhood

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!

Neighborhoods Near the Airport in Lexington Ky

neighborhoods near airport lexington ky
neighborhoods near airport lexington ky

Are you looking for homes for sale near the airport in Lexington Ky?

 

Most people do not want to live too close to airports, but need the convenience of being within 10 minutes of one. Luckily, there are lots great neighborhoods near the airport in Lexington Ky…yet far enough for comfort!

Bluegrass Airport is just 4 miles west of Lexington, and across from the Keeneland Racetrack. The airport is on 911 acres at the intersection of Versailles Road and Man O’ War Boulevard. There are non-stop flights to 13 destinations including Tampa, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. And of course there are connecting flights to just about everywhere else.

The airport is also home to the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. This 20,000 sq. ft. facility is filled with aircraft and memorabilia. Tonight, there will be a free World War II Aviation presentation about the British, American, German and Japanese combat aircraft. The Aviation Museum is located at 4029 Airport Road, adjacent to the airport.

There are some fabulous homes for sale within 10 minutes of the airport ranging from $122,000 to $1,590,000. This 8400 sq ft home is on 12-acres surrounded by famous Kentucky horse farms. Neighborhoods near the airport in Lexington Ky include:

Most of these homes are 10 minutes from the airport and are unaffected by flight noise as the flight paths generally come in over rural farmlands. These neighborhoods are very convenient to all that Lexington has to offer and are 10-15 minutes from city center. If you are moving to Lexington Ky, please contact me to learn more about our fair city, and I am happy to provide videos of any of these homes for sale.

If you’re buying or selling a home in Lexington Ky or moving to Lexington Ky, be sure to contact Ivan ‘Z’ Newell and the LexHomes Team for assistance with Lexington KY real estate. 'Z' and the LexHomes team members are 'Loving Lexington!" and loving to assist people in search of homes for sale, Kentucky horse farms or investment properties in Lexington, KY and surrounding areas. If you'd like more information on a real estate career with LexHomes Real Estate, we're always looking for more dedicated real estate agents! Just email us at info@lexhomes.com or call us at (859) LEX-HOME (539-4663) today!