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Hindman Day at the Races

October 18, 2018

Hindman Settlement School invites you to join us for the 17th annual Hindman Day at the Races, presented by Forcht Bank, on October 18, 2018 during the Fall Meet at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.

The day begins with the “Taste of Hindman” brunch* in Keeneland’s historic Sales Pavilion featuring an array of bluegrass-inspired foods, live music, a silent auction, and a special presentation from Honorary DAR President General Lynn Forney Young. Following brunch, make your way trackside to one of several seating options for an afternoon of racing. Guests opting for tickets in the Lexington/Kentucky Room will be able to enjoy a full lunch buffet and table side service throughout the afternoon.

*Please note that the pre-race brunch replaces the former post-race reception. Please be aware of this change as you make travel arrangements.

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, October 17

7:00pm – Pre-Race Day Reception & Dinner at Griffin Gate Marriott – RSVP Now!

Thursday, October 18

9:30am – “Taste of Hindman” Brunch at Keeneland Sales Pavilion
11:30am – Lexington/Kentucky Room opens
1:05pm – Call to Post & First Race – Racing continues throughout the afternoon!

Ticket Options

  • Window Seating – $150 (+ tax*): Sorry, this option is sold out!
  • General Seating – $125 (+ tax*): Includes a reserved seat in the Lexington/Kentucky Room, a buffet lunch (served until 3pm), “Taste of Hindman” brunch, racing program, and reserved parking.
  • Grandstand Seating – $40 (+ tax*): Includes a reserved seat in the covered grandstand, “Taste of Hindman” brunch, racing program, and reserved parking.
  • Brunch Only – $25 (+ tax*): Includes admission to the “Taste of Hindman” brunch. (Note: The brunch is included with all other ticket options.)

*A new Kentucky law, which went into effect on July 1, 2018, requires non-profits like Hindman Settlement School to collect and remit a 6% sales tax from attendees of fundraising events.

Additional Information

  • For guests visiting from out of the area, we have arranged a block of rooms for Wednesday, October 17 and Thursday, October 18 at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa. A special room rate of $135 per night has been secured. A resort fee of $15 is not included. Self-parking and wireless internet is complimentary. To make your reservation, click here or call (859) 231-5100 and mention group code “Hindman.”
  • The buffet lunch is available in the Lexington/Kentucky Room from 11:30am to 3:00pm.
  • Seating in the Lexington/Kentucky Room is 4 per table. Tables may not be joined.
  • Guests in the Lexington/Kentucky Room must adhere to Keeneland’s dress code. For gentlemen, a suit or sport coat, dress slacks, dress shirt with collar and tie, and dress shoes is required. For ladies, clothing of comparable formality to gentlemen, including but not limited to skirts, dresses, tailored pantsuit or dress slacks is required. Denim, slacks designed to resemble jeans, shorts (including rompers), athletic attire, and revealing attire is not permitted.
  • Guests in the Lexington/Kentucky Room must arrive by 1:15 p.m. or Keeneland reserves the right to re-sell the table and invalidate the tickets.