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9th Annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch

On October 5, 2019, G&G joined guests at the 9th annual Keeneland Cocktail Brunch to celebrate opening weekend of the racing institution’s Fall Meet. Attendees of the Lexington affair enjoyed a signature Southern brunch and festive Patrón cocktails accompanied by live music at the historic Keene Place. Following the meal, guests had the opportunity to take in the horse races from a perch at the exclusive Keeneland Clubhouse.

 

Special thanks to:
Keeneland
Patrón
Five Islands Family Band

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The historic Keene Place provides a picturesque setting for the early fall affair.

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Jack and Darby Clark pose for a photo upon arrival to the brunch.

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Guests are greeted with a “Perfecta Mary” cocktail, a twist on the classic Bloody Mary made with Patrón Añejo Tequila.

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Attendees arrive dressed in festive attire suited for the opening of Keeneland’s fall season.

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Keene Place is transformed into a cozy equestrian-inspired lounge for the event.

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Guests revel in a crisp October afternoon.

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The exclusive bar features a “Create your own Patrón cocktail” station where guests can fix a drink to their liking.

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Attendees are invited to craft their own cocktails or follow one of Patrón’s suggested Keeneland-inspired recipes, the “Call to the Post” or “Across the Board.”

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From left: Humana chief executive officer Walter Woods, cofounder and president of Garden & Gun Rebecca Darwin, and Jon Carloftis of Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens.

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Sibling duo Five Islands Family Band lends their Americana Folk sound throughout the event.

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Guests savor a delicious Southern brunch of fried Ichiban oysters, pimento cheese fritters, tomato gazpacho, poached duck eggs, and cast iron red potatoes.

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A Keeneland BETologist teaches attendees how to read horse stats and place strategic bets.

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After brunch, partygoers head to the Keeneland Clubhouse for an exclusive view of the races.

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