2016 G&G Keeneland Cocktail Brunch

Garden & Gun celebrates Opening Weekend of Keeneland's Fall Meet

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    Garden & Gun’s cocktail brunch is held at the historic Keene Place on the Keeneland grounds.

    Jennifer Roberts

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    Woodford Reserve’s Flavor Wheel tasting experience features five food pairings (Parmesan cheese, hazelnut, dried cranberry, orange, dark chocolate, and sorghum syrup) to excite the palate and accentuate certain characteristics of Woodford Reserve’s Distiller’s Select bourbon.

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    Phillip and Janice Dowdy enter the raffle for a chance to watch Saturday’s races from a corporate suite provided by G&G and Keeneland.

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    The Keeneland Retail Shop at Keene Place showcases premium race-day provisions.

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    Guests gather outside of Keene Place before heading to the Keeneland Clubhouse to view the day’s races.

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    Elizabeth Andrews and Bryan Wethington.

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    A brunch cocktail favorite—the Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch with Woodford Reserve bourbon, lemonade, and pomegranate juice, and garnished with a lemon wedge.

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    G&G’s Molly Kalinsky and Elizabeth Hutchison announce the winners of the corporate suite raffle.

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    A guest learns how to place the day’s winning bets from a Keeneland expert BETologist.

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    Lindsay Ellyn, a singer-songwriter from Nashville, performs at the brunch.

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    Annie Corbetto and Nick Nardiello.

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    From left: Raffle winners Paul and Danielle Darring, David and Holly Tyler, George and Bonnie Silva, and Jean and John Beck gather in the Keeneland corporate suite to view Saturday’s races.

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    From left: Racehorses Now or Never (IRE), She’s Not Here, Tepin, and Mississippi Delta prepare for the nineteenth running of the First Lady stakes—a stepping-stone to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

    Jennifer Roberts

On October 8, 2015, Garden & Gun readers gathered in Lexington, Kentucky, for a cocktail brunch at the historic Keene Place prior to watching Opening Weekend races from the members-only Keeneland Clubhouse

Guests enjoyed Southern fare, live music, specialty cocktails, and a bourbon-tasting experience by Woodford Reserve, and received betting tips from Keeneland’s expert BETologists

Special thanks to:
Keeneland
Original Makers Club
Woodford Reserve

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