I love Keeneland. It's arguably the most beautiful race track in the country. They host a very popular Breakfast with the Works program every Saturday morning during their spring and fall meets. This year, for the first time, we took advantage of it. I can't BELIEVE it's taken me this long to attend!
We joined Melissa and Sophie early Saturday morning to take it all in.
Sophie is one of Oakley's dearest friends. They get along beautifully and they have so much in common. Not only are they the same age, they are both from China, and they resided in the same welfare institute. We have photos of them taken together when they were just babies -- sitting in their little bamboo chairs in Zhangzhou.
I cherish their friendship and the bond they are creating. I also cherish my friendship with Melissa, Sophie's Mom. She's not only a great parent, she's a great friend, she's funny, and she's witty! We always seem to have a good time when we're together! So we planned a morning at the track. 7am came early ... and it was still dark outside! But it was so worth it to get to experience the sunrise, sights and sounds of Keeneland at Breakfast with the Works.
We watched world-famous Thoroughbreds workout in preparation for their next big race, listened to trackside commentary, enjoyed a delicious breakfast and the girls got to participate in free children's activities.
Thanks to Melissa and Sophie for rising so early to join us. We had a FABULOUS time!