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IdaBet Loves Our Military Veterans & Keeneland Hosts Military Day Honoring Veterans & Their Families loves our military and has special ties to retired and disabled veterans as some of our very own team members are this very thing – and awesome we might add!  We are absolutely certain that many of our players have military backgrounds as well and we thank you for your service, sacrifice and patriotism.

We also want to thank Keeneland for honoring military veterans (active & inactive) and their families today with special events planned for the entire family.  Way to go Keeneland!

Military Day at the Races – Sunday, April 24

WHAT:            Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon recognizes the men and women who serve our country. All active and inactive members of the military and their families receive free general admission with a military ID.


A Family Zone in the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. ET will feature free food, live music and more. In honor of Month of the Military Child, children’s activities will be available throughout the afternoon. Military families also will receive a 15 percent discount from the Keeneland Shop.

Following Race 4 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a 40’ x 60’ American flag will be unfurled on Keeneland’s main track.


WHEN:           Sunday, April 24; Gates open at 11 a.m., post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.

WHERE:         Keeneland Race Course


Military Day Schedule:


11:30 a.m.          Kentucky National Guard 202nd Army Quartet performs in Walking Ring.


Noon                Presentation of Colors by Eastern Kentucky University ROTC in Walking Ring. Kentucky National Guard 202nd Army Quartet performs National Anthem.


12:45 p.m.          Military brass and Keeneland jockey colony join representatives from Marathon for photo with special camouflage saddle towels to be worn in Race 4.


1:25 p.m.           Recognition of Kentucky National Guard families in the Winner’s Circle.


2:45 p.m.           Post time for Race 4, where the horses will wear special camouflage saddle towels. A 40’ x 60’ American flag will be unfurled on the main track after the race.