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Tickets for Calipari's bottle signing sold

Tickets for the 2010 Maker's Mark bottle signing honoring Kentucky Coach John Calipari sold out in less than a minute, according to Keeneland officials.

The 1,200 available tickets went on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.

Fans who successfully purchased a ticket can claim them in person beginning Tuesday at Keeneland's drive thru wagering booths between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. In order to claim the ticket, fans must bring a copy of their online receipt as confirmation and a photo ID. Participants also may be able to pick up their tickets inside Keeneland's South Gate Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m.

Ticket holders must be in line no later than 7 a.m. Friday. The commemorative ticket will designate the specific place in line for each participant.

The bottle signing — featuring Calipari, Keeneland President Nick Nicholson and Bill Samuels of Maker's Mark — will start at 8 a.m.

Keeneland also is allowing ticket-holders to camp out overnight, if they desire, under the grandstand beginning Thursday, following that day's races.

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