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A day at Keeneland

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There’s nothing better than spending a sunny day at the races.

It has beauty and color, with magnificent thoroughbreds in the paddock or on the track and jockeys wearing bright silks. It has excitement and drama, watching the horses fly toward the finish line in hopes that your horse arrives first. It has the thrill of victory (cashing a winning ticket) and the agony of defeat (throwing away a losing ticket). There’s food. There’s drink.

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It’s all part of a recipe for a fun day.

My wife and I visit Keeneland, the historic race track in Lexington, Ky., twice a year to enjoy some racing. …