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Dreary weather didn’t stop race fans on opening day of 2022 Spring Meet

Like a lot of Spring Meets, opening day on Friday was a bit dreary, but the energy from the crowd brightened up the race track.
Published: Apr. 8, 2022 at 11:56 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Keeneland’s 2022 Spring Meet is out of the gate.

Like a lot of Spring Meets, opening day on Friday was a bit dreary, but the energy from the crowd brightened up the race track.

Before the crowds came, staff members wiped off the seats, which got wet again as the rain turned into sleet, but fans didn’t let it stop them from having fun.

People started coming through the gates around 11. A lot of folks we spoke with are spending their final day of spring break in Lexington.

Keeneland’s CEO said the track opted not to open at full capacity so everyone can enjoy the best experience possible without feeling crowded. The track is capping attendance at 20,000 people per day to help keep fans feel safe.

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