My family would like to visit Keeneland and do the Breakfast with the Works. My children are ages 9 and 7 and they love horses. I've heard many wonderful things about Breakfast with the Works and I thought this April would be a perfect time to come and check it out. Can anyone suggest a family-friendly hotel nearby or is Exit 126 my best bet? My only concern is that those hotels seem to be a 25 minute drive to the race track and with the events beginning at 7 AM, I thought it might be difficult to get up and going that early. Is the Rodeway Inn near the track okay? How are the crowds generally during this event? We are considering April 17-19.
I've looked on the Keeneland website for more information but there is not much detail about the events. Do you think they will post a more detailed event schedule when the time gets closer? I'd like to know how early we really need to get there and how long we should plan to stay. I see that breakfast begins at 7 AM and races begin at 1 PM. Does anyone have an suggestions about this event - like "must-do"? Also any other area suggestions would be great. I've been reading on this forum about the beautiful horse farm drives which we will definitely do. Thanks in advance for any information you can give me.