24 hours in Horse-racing Heaven in the Bluegrass

copyright Rich Nilsen

Keeneland paddock (copyright All Star Press)

Before the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May, there is Keeneland in April.

Every spring, Lexington’s historic track fills with life. Some of it, you see. Most, you don’t.

The crowds that pack into Keeneland for spring racing feel the buzz at the rail and the betting windows, see the picture of the paddock, experience the rush of each race. There’s much more unseen to see here.

For 24 hours, Herald-Leader visual journalists Alex Slitz and Caitlyn Stroh looked inside that part of Keeneland.

Source: [Video link] Keeneland Around the Clock: Spend 24 hours in horse-racing heaven

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Rich Nilsen is a 19-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 of the NHC twice. A former executive with Brisnet.com and a member of the NHC Players’ Committee, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of AGameofSkill.com, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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