After basketball tournaments end, thoughts often turn to Keeneland spring racing. This year, racing at this gorgeous thoroughbred track is scheduled for April 7-28. No racing will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter Sunday (April 16).

The Office of Alumni Relations has two events scheduled in conjunction with this year’s meet: one is Friday, April 21; the other, Saturday, April 22.

A limited number of tickets are available for a group outing in the Phoenix Room on that Friday. The $45 per ticket price includes a buffet meal and racing program. It is first-come, first-served on tickets.

Tailgate on the Hill is planned for Saturday. It is free and there is no limit, but the courtesy of an RSVP will be appreciated to assure there are enough refreshments for everyone. Rides on the Keeneland shuttle will be available from the tailgate site.

To reserve tickets or RSVP for the tailgate, contact Laura Owsley, director of alumni relations. Email or phone 502-863-8007.

Don’t miss out. Plan now to join the fun!