A large crowd packed the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Lounge at Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Classic post position draws on October 26th, 2015. Victor Espinoza, Joe Bravo, and Bill Farish were among the racing luminaries in attendance.
Anticipation rippled throughout the crowd during the draw and intensified, a prelude to the excitement of when these horses become the flesh and blood horses in the starting gate for their respective races, more than just names on a screen.
– the post positions for the Distaff take shape, and the odds are set
Cheers rocked the temporary yet nicely appointed setting when American Pharoah’s name was read in combination with his post position. It was a loud measure of the welcome that awaits him when he arrives at Keeneland and when he parades to the track in the procession for the Classic.
The Lounge was decked in purple and gold, naturally, and filled also with good food and friends.
With the draws achieved, and night falling over the track, we are now one day closer to the highly anticipated Cup. The fields are set and the initial odds are noted.
Keeneland is nearly ready. Lexington is ready. All is ready.