IF YOU GO
Keeneland Fall Meet
When: Oct. 5-27. Gates open at 11 a.m. Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.; races are run approximately every half hour. Closed Mon., Tue.
Where: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd.
Tickets: $5 general admission, free for children 12 and younger
Learn more: (859) 254-3412. Keeneland.com.
Oct. 5-7: Fall Stars Weekend. Keeneland's richest weekend of racing, featuring nine stakes races worth more than $3 million in total purses.
■ $175,000 Stoll Keenon and Ogden Stakes (G3). 4:49 p.m. Oct. 5.
■ $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1). 5:21 p.m. Oct. 5.
■ $150,000 Woodford Stakes. 3:13 p.m. Oct. 6.
■ $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2). 3:45 p.m. Oct. 6.
■ $350,000 First Lady (G1) stakes. 4:17 p.m. Oct. 6.
■ $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1). 4:49 p.m. Oct. 6.
■ $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). 5:21 p.m. Oct. 6.
■ $150,000 Bourbon Stakes (G3). 4:17 p.m. Oct. 7.
■ $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1). 4:49 p.m. Oct. 7.
Oct. 11: $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3). 4:49 p.m.
Oct. 12: $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes. 5:21 p.m.
Oct. 13: $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (G1). 5:21 p.m.
Oct. 18: $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (G3). 4:49 p.m.
Oct. 19: $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3). 5:21 p.m.
Oct. 20: $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2). 5:27 p.m.
Oct. 21: $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes. 4:49 p.m.
Oct. 27: $150,000 Fayette Stakes (G2). 5:21 p.m.
Highlights of the fall meet
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26: Friday Happy Hour. 5 p.m.-midnight. Paddock. Live music by Roger BonDurant (Oct. 5), Willie Eames (Oct. 12), American Trio (Oct. 19) and Chris Campbell Duo (Oct. 26); simulcast racing from Santa Anita, Golden Gate and Hawthorne.
Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27: Sunrise Trackside. Activities before racing starts.
■ Breakfast With the Works. 7-8:30 a.m. Equestrian Dining Room. $7, free for kids 3 and younger. Trackside show-and-tell with farrier Hans Albrecht.
■ Children's activities. 7-9 a.m. Visit the Kids Club Corner and meet Buckles, the Keeneland mascot. Free activities and crafts with the Explorium of Lexington adjacent to the Equestrian Dining Room.
■ Tours. 8:30-10:30 a.m. A new event gives fans a walking tour of Keeneland with guides throughout the grounds.
■ Paddock demonstration. 8:45 a.m. Saddling paddock. Live educational equine demonstration by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital (Oct. 6, 13), Old Friends equine retirement facility (Oct. 20) and Mustang Troop (Oct. 27).
■ Photos with Bucky the Bugler. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Paddock area.
■ Handicapping seminar. 11:30 a.m. Trackside.
■ Jockey Q&A. 12:05 p.m. Walking Ring.
Oct. 10: Make-a-Wish Day. All day. Nine Make-a-Wish Foundation children present trophies.
Oct. 10: Wine, Women and Shoes. 5-9 p.m. Keene Barn and Entertainment Center. Shopping marketplace, wine, fashion show by Saks Fifth Avenue Cincinnati. $100-$150; benefits Lexington Cancer Foundation. 1-888-388-2620. Winewomenandshoes.com/lexington2012.
Oct. 11: Race for Education. All day. Learn about scholarships from the organization.
Oct. 12: College Scholarship Day. All day. Free admission to college students with ID, live music, giveaway of 10 $1,000 scholarships.
Oct. 12: Buffalo Trace Giveaway. All day. Enter to win a "VIP Experience" at the Frankfort distillery. Oct. 13: Bucky Sallee Salute. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Paddock area. Free photos and autographs with Keeneland's longtime bugler. Souvenir programs available.
Oct. 13: Lexus Test Drive. 6:30- 9 a.m. Clubhouse parking area. Test-drive a Lexus.
Oct. 14: Meet Plum Pretty. All day. Paddock area. Meet the 2011 Kentucky Oaks winner.
Oct. 18: Jockey Autograph Signing. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adjacent to Paddock. Jockeys will autograph $10 Jockey Colony prints. Proceeds benefit Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.
Oct. 19: See Blue Day. All day. Free general admission for UK students, alumni and faculty; activities for all Wildcat fans. Autograph signing with Denver Bronco and former UK star Jacob Tamme, UK cheerleaders and more, noon-3 p.m., North Terrace. UK/Keeneland tumblers available for $15; benefits UK's DanceBlue fund-raiser.
Oct. 21: Military Family Day. All day. Free general admission for active and inactive military and their families with ID. Free food, live music and activities on North Terrace.
Oct. 26: Fan Appreciation Day. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., North Terrace. First 3,000 patrons get a free sample of bread pudding.
Oct. 27: Fashions on the Field. All day. Sales Pavilion. In a new event, top dressed patrons will vie to be named Keeneland's best dressed patrons after strutting their stuff in front of celebrity judges. Fashionattheraces.com.