Meet jockey James Graham on Saturday at Keeneland

October 24, 2013 

James Graham

James Graham

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  • IF YOU GO

    Keeneland Fall Meet

    When: Through Oct. 26. Gates open at 11 a.m.; first post at 1:05 p.m.

    Where: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd.

    Tickets: $5 general admission

    Learn more: (859) 254-3412, 1-800-456-3412, Keeneland.com

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Highlights during the fall meet include:

    Oct. 25, 26: Tailgating on The Hill. Next to Keene Barn and Entertainment Center, The Hill will feature food trucks, a jumbo TV with Keeneland racing and SEC college football, live bluegrass music on Saturdays, more.

    Oct. 25, 26: Craft Beer Tent. Tent in North Terrace will serve local craft beers.

    Oct. 26: America's Best Racing. Ambassadors will conduct betting seminars and offer giveaways on The Hill.

    Oct. 26: Sunrise Trackside. Family-friendly activities beginning at 7 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works, featuring a Southern-style breakfast and trackside commentary on Thoroughbreds as they train (until 8:30 a.m.); children's activities (7-9 a.m.); equine-related demonstration in paddock (8:45 a.m.); walking tours of Keeneland (8:30-10:30 a.m.); trackside handicapping seminar (11:30 a.m.); and Q&A session with Keeneland jockey in paddock (12:05 p.m.).

    Oct. 26: Fan Appreciation Day. Free sample of bread pudding, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in North Terrace.

On the final weekend of Keeneland's fall meet, Ireland native James Graham is the featured jockey Saturday, when top-notch riders sign autographs and take questions from fans.

He will appear in the paddock at 12:05 p.m.

Graham is ranked 29th in earnings this year.

Commemorative autograph books featuring profile pages of several jockeys riding at Keeneland will be available for $5 during the Sunrise Trackside activities Saturday morning and in the Keeneland Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

BIO

James Graham

Born: May 17, 1979, in Finglas, Dublin, Ireland

First Grade 1 win: 2009 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland on Hot Cha Cha

First graded stakes win: 2004 Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks (G3) at Arlington Park on Lovely Afternoon

First stakes win: 2004 Canterbury Park Lassie on Berbatim

KEENELAND STATISTICS

All figures current as of Wednesday.

Keeneland wins: 135

Keeneland stakes wins: 8

CAREER STATISTICS

All figures current as of Wednesday.

Starts: 12,463

First-place finishes: 1,661

Earnings: $51.7 million

Average earnings per start: $4,145

SOURCES: Keeneland, Equibase.com


IF YOU GO

Keeneland Fall Meet

When: Through Oct. 26. Gates open at 11 a.m.; first post at 1:05 p.m.

Where: Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd.

Tickets: $5 general admission

Learn more: (859) 254-3412, 1-800-456-3412, Keeneland.com

SPECIAL EVENTS

Highlights during the fall meet include:

Oct. 25, 26: Tailgating on The Hill. Next to Keene Barn and Entertainment Center, The Hill will feature food trucks, a jumbo TV with Keeneland racing and SEC college football, live bluegrass music on Saturdays, more.

Oct. 25, 26: Craft Beer Tent. Tent in North Terrace will serve local craft beers.

Oct. 26: America's Best Racing. Ambassadors will conduct betting seminars and offer giveaways on The Hill.

Oct. 26: Sunrise Trackside. Family-friendly activities beginning at 7 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works, featuring a Southern-style breakfast and trackside commentary on Thoroughbreds as they train (until 8:30 a.m.); children's activities (7-9 a.m.); equine-related demonstration in paddock (8:45 a.m.); walking tours of Keeneland (8:30-10:30 a.m.); trackside handicapping seminar (11:30 a.m.); and Q&A session with Keeneland jockey in paddock (12:05 p.m.).

Oct. 26: Fan Appreciation Day. Free sample of bread pudding, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in North Terrace.

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