Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge 2014 at Keeneland
Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge 2014 at Keeneland: The 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge will take place at Keeneland on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup is a grade 1 race with a $500,000 purse. It is a race for 3-year-old fillies racing 1 1/8 miles on a turf track. This year’s edition holds nine tough fillies in the Keeneland starting gate.
What to do on Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Day…
The 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge isn’t the only thing going on at Keeneland on Saturday. Keeneland will also be hosting the Coton Colors Trunk Show. The event will be held at the Keeneland Gift Shop and all the New Coton Colors Collection and Fall Attachments will be ready for view from 10:00 am-6:00 pm.
The regular weekend tailgating on The Hill will be taking place as well. In the tailgating lot there will be a big screen TV to watch the races, a wagering tent, and local food trucks from 11:00 am-6:00 pm. There will be live music from Clear Channel Radio from 12:00 pm-3:00 pm and there will be a live Bluegrass band featured and performing beginning at 5:00 pm and ending at 7:00 pm. The Hill will also provide complimentary shuttles to take fans to the grandstands. You can also enjoy the Craft Beer Tent where you can sample local brews. It is located in the North Terrace and it closes daily following the last race of the day.
If you are up for an early morning, before the race begins, from 7:00 am-1:00 pm, you can enjoy the sunrise and activities that take place in the morning. Keeneland provides Breakfast with the Works from 7:00-8:30 am. Breakfast is trackside in the Equestrian Dining Room and it costs $7 per person, while kids 3-and-under eat free. There is a trackside Show and Tell, which features a new guest every Saturday. There are also children’s activities from 7:00 am-9:00 am including face painting, photos in jockey silks, and other free activities. Fans can also get tours of the track from 8:00 am-10:30 am. Each tour group will depart from the Welcome Wagon in the Paddock. Paddock Demonstrations will also take place at 8:45 am. If you’re looking for information then Keeneland offers a Handicapping Seminar at 11:30 am and a Jockey Q&A at 12:05 pm.
Who to bet on in the 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge…
1 Sistas Stroll 12-1 (Drayden Van Dyke)
2 Minorette 9-2 (Rosario)
3 Speed Seeker 12-1 (James Graham)
4 Aurelia’s Belle 15-1 (Channing Hill)
5 Personal Diary 7-2 (Nakatani)
6 Ball Dancing 9-2 (Bravo)
7 Sea Queen 5-1 (Irad Ortiz Jr.)
8 Crown Queen 4-1 (John Velazquez)
9 Daring Dancer 6-1 (Garcia)
Kari’s Picks:$2 exacta box with #5,7,8
What to wear to the 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge…
For 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge attire, try anything in blue. Blue is another one of the major colors in all of the Fall 2014 fashion shows. Blues were seen everywhere, but we are not talking about your typical navy or light blue. The blues varied in shade, but they were all rich and deeply saturated colors. Think along the lines of cobalt and cerulean.
If you are feeling fancy, why not try an embellished blue dress. The silver sparkle brings a nice pop of the rich blue dress. For a blue dress with a little bit of texture try a collared lace blue dress or a ruffled dress. For a sleek look, try a bold blue sheath dress with cutouts in the back that give it a little bit of femme fatale flair. You can even top off your look with a bold blue fascinator or hat if you are really daring. Just be sure to bring a light jacket to Keeneland and pair your blue dress with tights to stay warm in the fall temperatures.
Your blue look will be right on trend and will keep you looking fashionable all day at Keeneland for the 2014 Lane’s End Queen Elizabeth II Challenge!
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