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Juddmonte Spinster Stakes 2014 at Keeneland; Odds & Events

Juddmonte Spinster Stakes 2014 at Keeneland: This weekend will be a busy weekend at Keeneland, with the Shadwell Turf Mile running on Saturday and then the Juddmonte Spinster on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The Juddmonte Spinster is a grade 1 race with a $500,000 purse that will award it’s winner with an automatic entry into the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Santa Anita Park. This year’s edition holds six tough fillies and mares, two of which have Breeders’ Cup experience on their resume already. Close Hatches finished 2nd in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Ria Antonia won the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Who to bet on in the 2014 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes:

Race 9 5:45 PM ET
1 Ria Antonia 10-1 Lopez/Amoss
2 Close Hatches 3-5 Rosario/Mott
3 Got Lucky 15-1 Napravnik/Pletcher
4 Shuruq 5-1 Leparoux/Suroor
5 Don’t Tell Sophia 9-2 Rocco, Jr./Sims
6 Molly Morgan 5-1 Lanerie/Romans
Picks: Close Hatches is our top pick but only because Trixie is in love with her. Close Hatches is a talented filly and we’d like to see her win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff but she’s got her work cut out for her with rivals such as Don’t Tell Sophia. 

What to do at the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland: 

Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Close Hatches

Close Hatches, pictured above receiving a bath at Keeneland, is the morning line favorite in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes that takes place on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Keeneland.
Photo: Keeneland

These Juddmonte Spinster Stakes is part of Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend, featuring 9 graded stakes races over the course of the whole weekend. Race goers do not have to wait until Sunday afternoon at the track to get the race excitement started. Patrons can start out their Sunday morning at the track watching the morning workouts. Training takes place from 6:00 am until 10:00 am. There is no admission fee during morning training hours. The Track Kitchen also opens at 6:00 am, so you can enjoy breakfast as well as enjoy watching the training. The Track Kitchen is located near the barn area near the black water tower.

Keeneland also hosts self-guided and guided tours. You can print a map off of the Keeneland website that will direct you through a self-guided tour. Keeneland’s paddock is known to be one of the most beautiful areas in Central Kentucky. During October, the race grounds are especially active with grooms, owners, trainers, jockeys and different fans. Upon request, patrons will be provided with a guided tour for non-profit, industry, or educational groups for a nominal fee.

What to wear to the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland: 

For what to wear on Sunday for the Juddmonte Spinster, why not try one of fall’s major trends, menswear inspired shoes. Think oxfords and loafers. This way you will look stylish and be comfortable enough to take a self-guided walking tour of the grounds and be able to stand during the morning training session and make it all the way through the race later in the day. Just make sure to pair your menswear inspired shoes with feminine clothing. You want to give a hint to menswear; you don’t actually want to be dressed as a man. Try cute beige oxford flats or cute oxford inspired blue booties.

If these menswear inspired shoes are just not quite feminine enough for your taste then try some of these more feminine versions, like a great pink cutout lace-ups or heeled black and white oxford lace up booties. Try your menswear inspired shoes with an ultra-feminine fit and flare dress. Polish off your look with a sleek lady like inspired topper and you will be set to enjoy your Sunday at Keeneland!

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