Make a Wish Day at Keeneland

Make a Wish Day at Keeneland

I want to share some awesome photos from the Make-a-Wish Keeneland event that took place last week. I was not able to attend the event (though I wish I could have!) but I am able to share with you some photos from the event thanks to Maddie!

Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland offers a unique way for the thoroughbred industry, Keeneland, and the greater Kentucky community to support the Make-A-Wish mission and help make wishes come true. During the event, nine local wish kids and their families got to meet the jockeys in the paddock, watch their sponsors’ races and present the trophy for the race named after their sponsoring equine organization.

 

Brooklyn, 3 (Race 1) Neuroblastoma Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted) Sponsor: Springhouse Farms Photo: Wish kid Brooklyn is excited to present a trophy in the winner’s circle!

Brooklyn, 3 (Race 1)
Neuroblastoma
Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted)
Sponsor: Springhouse Farms
Photo: Wish kid Brooklyn is excited to present a trophy in the winner’s circle!

Garrett, 3 (Race 2) chronic kidney condition, Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted) Sponsor: Darley Photo: Wish kid Garrett is all smiles at Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland.

Garrett, 3 (Race 2)
chronic kidney condition,
Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted)
Sponsor: Darley
Photo: Wish kid Garrett is all smiles at Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland.

 

Tate, 4  (Race 3) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy                Wish: to go to the Florida Keys  (Granted) Sponsor: Lane’s End Photo: Wish kid Tate and his family present a trophy in the winner’s circle for Race 3 – The Lane’s End Race.

Tate, 4 (Race 3)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Wish: to go to the Florida Keys (Granted)
Sponsor: Lane’s End
Photo: Wish kid Tate and his family present a trophy in the winner’s circle for Race 3 – The Lane’s End Race.

Hunter, 5 (Race 4) Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (will be granted soon!) Sponsor: Shadwell Farm Photo: Wish kid Hunter gets an up close look at what it’s like to be a jockey!

Hunter, 5 (Race 4)
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (will be granted soon!)
Sponsor: Shadwell Farm
Photo: Wish kid Hunter gets an up close look at what it’s like to be a jockey!

Jackson, 8 (Race 5) Burkitts non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted) Sponsor: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital Photo: Wish kid Jackson meets a jockey competing in Race 5 – The Rood & Riddle Race.

Jackson, 8 (Race 5)
Burkitts non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Wish: to go to Walt Disney World Resort (Granted)
Sponsor: Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Photo: Wish kid Jackson meets a jockey competing in Race 5 – The Rood & Riddle Race.

Cole, 16 (Race 7) T-Cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Wish: To have a membership to Woodhaven Country Club (Granted) Sponsor: The Frizzy Foundation Photo: Cole and a Keeneland bugler pose in the winner’s circle.

Cole, 16 (Race 7)
T-Cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Wish: To have a membership to Woodhaven Country Club (Granted)
Sponsor: The Frizzy Foundation
Photo: Cole and a Keeneland bugler pose in the winner’s circle.

Ellen, 17 (Race 6) Ependymoma Wish: to go to Hawaii (Granted) Sponsor: Ashford Stud / Coolmore Photo: Wish kid Ellen and her family with sponsor Ashford Stud/Coolmore in the winner’s circle.

Ellen, 17 (Race 6)
Ependymoma
Wish: to go to Hawaii (Granted)
Sponsor: Ashford Stud / Coolmore
Photo: Wish kid Ellen and her family with sponsor Ashford Stud/Coolmore in the winner’s circle.

Ben, 17 (Race 8) Brugada Syndrome Wish: to have a membership to Keene Run Golf Course (Granted) Sponsor: Gainesway Wish kid Ben poses with a jockey in the paddock.

Ben, 17 (Race 8)
Brugada Syndrome
Wish: to have a membership to Keene Run Golf Course (Granted)
Sponsor: Gainesway
Wish kid Ben poses with a jockey in the paddock.

Loving your community, also means getting involved. What touches your heart? Are you currently volunteering your time or money to help local charity’s like Make-A-Wish Kentucky/Ohio/Indiana? If you are interested in getting involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation you can visit our local chapter website here.