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UK's Big Blue Day at the Races Set at Keeneland

Keeneland Big Blue Day 2019
Keeneland Big Blue Day 2019 is scheduled for Oct. 11.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2019) — The UK community can show their Wildcat pride and wear blue to the track for Big Blue Day at the Races Friday, Oct. 11, at Keeneland. General admission is free for University of Kentucky students, faculty, staff and alumni with a valid UK ID.

All members of the UK Alumni Association may stop by the Alumni table outside the Keeneland Gift Shop beginning at 11 a.m. for giveaways and swag. There will be UK spirit-filled activities throughout the day, including appearances by the UK Wildcat mascot, UK cheerleaders and UK's band. Winner’s Circle recognition will feature the Golden Wildcats, UK Band, UK DanceBlue, UK Dance Team, UK cheerleaders and more. First post is at 1:05 p.m.

For more information, contact Sara-Elizabeth Bush at

The UK Alumni Association is committed to fostering lifelong engagement among alumni, friends, the association and the university. For more information about the UK Alumni Association, visit or call 800-269-2586.

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