The new Imperial x Keeneland Collection pays homage to those who continue to keep the spirit of horse racing alive. From racing hats to sun protection hats, from the finest bourbon to the most delicious race day recipes, Imperial has all the items you need to feel like you’re in Kentucky. Plus, through our Keeneland Collection, you can memorialize (and modernize) your love of the sport with classic rope hats, t-shirts and more.

 

About Keeneland

Keeneland is the world’s largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings. Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to its location each year to participate. In October 1936, Keeneland opened its doors for the first time as a rarity in horse racing: a non-profit racetrack. Since then, Keeneland boasts a long, rich history and remains one of the most appealing race tracks in Kentucky.

Now, Keeneland hosts highly anticipated fall and spring races each year. However, they are most well known for their work with Thoroughbreds. Not only do they run some of the best Thoroughbred auctions in the world, but they also spend copious amounts of time ensuring both horses and jockeys are training safely and fans are enjoying the races.

Once race day has arrived and your Keeneland Breeze Cocktail is in hand, Keeneland Association guides you through horse race betting online. Even if your horse loses the race, a portion of your money goes back into the world of horse racing so you can continue to enjoy the races (and parties) year after year.

 

It’s All About the Horse Racing Hats

 

At Imperial, we love seeing your personality shine through our golf hats. Whether you want to design your own hat or take a gander at the Keeneland Collection, Imperial has the horse racing hat for you. 

The Keeneland Collection includes classic rope hats, wide-brimmed sun protection hats, cool mesh back hats, trucker hats, Tour Visors™ and even a horse racing beanie. Climb the ranks and rep one of the finest establishments in horse racing: Keeneland Association, Inc.

Tour Visors™                         Mile High Fit Caps                        Sun Protection Hats

 

How to Bet on Horse Racing Online

 

Keeneland Association offers options to bet on horse races online and in person. Their basic betting guide makes the process simple and fun.

One of the benefits of betting through Keeneland Association is they reinvest part of their profits back into the horse racing industry. With their dedication to the safety and health of both horses and jockeys, Keeneland is known for their integrity and love of the sport.

No matter where or how you celebrate Race Day this year, Imperial wants you to feel like you just won the Triple Crown. Having the perfect horse racing hats, refreshments and wagers sound like a win-win-win to us.

 

The Keeneland Breeze Cocktail Recipe

If you’re hosting a watch party for your favorite race (even if it’s a party of one) you really can’t go wrong with a classic Keeneland Breeze Cocktail. Formerly known as Spring Meet, the Keeneland Breeze is a sweet, citrusy and light cocktail, and it is served in all the racetrack’s bars and dining rooms. 

Ingredients:

Maker’s Mark bourbon
Orange liqueur
Ginger ale
Fresh orange juice
Orange

To prepare, fill a highball glass about 2/3s of the way with ice, and pour in one part of Maker’s. Then add a splash of orange liqueur, a dash of fresh orange juice, and top off with ginger ale. Use an orange slice to garnish this very orangey drink… and voila! You’re now ready to place your bets and cheer on your favorite horse! 

 

More Race Day Recipes to try Ideas You’ll Love

Food may be some of your best memories at the race. Traditional race day appetizers include cucumber mint meatball skewers, bourbon old fashioned pecans, benedictines and fried pork rinds with pimento cheese. For the main course, you can try your hand at a Kentucky burgoo with cornbread, fried chicken or BBQ pulled pork sandwiches.

Last, but definitely not least, are desserts. The favorite Kentucky bourbon chocolate caramel mousse is a classic that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Most importantly rep your love of the sport with headwear from the new Imperial x Keeneland Collection. From racing hats to sun protection hats, from the finest bourbon to the most delicious race day recipes, Imperial has all the items you need to feel like you’re in Kentucky. Plus, through our Keeneland Collection, you can memorialize (and modernize) your love of the sport with classic rope hats and t-shirts.