It’s Breeders’ Cup week in Lexington!
The annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races makes its Keeneland debut later this week, bringing thousands of race fans and rich people to the Bluegrass from all over the world. The city of Lexington has been preparing itself for this week since it was first announced as the host last summer, and the time is here to show the world it can handle the event.
Attendance is expected to be just shy of 50,000 people per day, which will set a Keeneland record. When those 50,000 people aren’t at the track, they will be participating in several events around town, ranging from bourbon tastings and concerts to film screenings and private dinners. Plenty of fun to be had by all.
Let’s just hope traffic isn’t a disaster.
We will hear from Mark Stoops at noon.
Stoops will host his weekly press conference luncheon a little later today in Commonwealth Stadium. He’ll reflect back on Saturday’s loss in Starkville and look ahead to the upcoming task in Lexington against Tennessee.
Check back for a live stream of Stoops’ comments with a full rundown soon to follow.
Tennessee is favored by a touchdown.
The spread for the Cats’ next game is seven points in favor of the Vols. We’ll break down the game all week long, in addition to plenty of Tennessee hate and mockery.
Can you believe it’s already basketball season?
It just hit me that tomorrow is the Blue-White game and we’ll see the team in its first exhibition game next week.
Mrs. Tyler will share her experience at yesterday’s women’s clinic.
We sent Tyler to the UK Basketball Women’s Clinic yesterday and she will recap her afternoon in Memorial Coliseum here on the site tonight. Be on the lookout for that one. She always has good pics and stories from the clinic.
This pumpkin wins our first annual KSR Pumpkin Contest.
(Note: Do not take this as an invitation to e-mail me pictures of pumpkins. I do not want to see your pumpkin.)
The NBA starts up this week.
Anthony Davis will begin his 2015-16 MVP campaign tomorrow night against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. That game is set for a 10:30 pm tip on TNT, following the Bulls and Cavs opener.
You can see a full list of the NBA Wildcats’ season debuts here.
Matt Jones returns to KSR today.
The host of your favorite radio show is back from Congress Camp in Washington DC. Tune in this morning to hear all about his trip and his thoughts on Kentucky’s loss to Mississippi State.