We're planning to visit Keeneland for the Spring Race Meeting in April. We're coming from the east coast and have never been here before so I'm hoping to get a little advice from those who know the area and track.
More specifically, we've found a lot of good info online about good restaurant and activity options in and around Lexington but my questions are more about maximizing a day at the races:
- I've seen some suggest getting breakfast at the track kitchen but the gates only open at 11? How does that work? Is the breakfast spot still there and accessible separately from the track?
- how many races would typically happen early in the spring meeting on a Friday or Saturday? Good to stay for all of them? How long should we plan to be at the track since just spending one day there?
- finally, is it worthwhile to book a lunch table for the buffets offered at the track in the Lexington/Kentucky Room, Phoenix Room or Equestrian Room? Looks to be about $40 per person. Worth it?
Thanks so much!