The 2019 Fall Meet at Keeneland Race Track, in Lexington, Kentucky begins Friday, October 4th. It is a 17 day racing celebration, featuring some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races.
The Fall Meet runs from October 4th through the 26th with racing Wednesdays through Sundays.
A showcase of world-class Thoroughbred racing, the Fall Meet will present 18 Stakes Races worth a total of $5.675 million dollars, which is a Keeneland record for purses in a season in which they are not hosting the Breeders’ Cup Championships, that return here in 2020.
Ten of the 18 Stakes Races at the meet are Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In races, which award the Winners automatic berths in the November 1st and 2nd Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park.
Keeneland Vice President of Racing and Sales Bob Elliston said it best: “The competition between horses preparing for the Breeders’ Cup is a hallmark of this exciting season.” He went on to say: “Keeneland is proud to welcome the sport’s leading owners, trainers and jockeys to Keeneland in the fall, which is recognized as one of the most important race meets of the year in North American Thoroughbred racing.”