Breakfast With The Works

by: Erin Shea

MMSC was invited by Keeneland to attend Breakfast with the Works, a demonstration program put on by the racetrack to show behind the scenes actions of the thoroughbred racing industry. Every Saturday morning, spectators are welcome to watch the demonstrations and the horses that are working on the track.

Arriving at Keeneland, getting both Fly Lite and Melissa ready for our demonstration.

Tying Melissa's stock tie is not an easy task.

We couldn't have done it without the help of our wonderful volunteers and Billy Hayes from Brook Ledge to give us a ride!

Fly and Melissa walked with Susanna around the Keeneland paddock area, where the horses are mounted before the races. As an ex-racehorse herself, Fly Lite reminisces about her racing days.

We weren't the only ones to be warming up in the paddock on this chilly Saturday morning.

Fly Lite says hello to the crowd of people gathered around the paddock.

Susanna answers questions about MMSC from Keeneland's Director of Broadcast Services, G.D. Hieronymous.

Susanna answered questions like, "How do you know what horses want to be when they grow up?" from Keeneland attendees.

While Fly Lite enjoyed making new friends with the children.

Much excitement was happening at the track in the morning! Trainers, owners and jockeys were all out and about getting their horses ready for the fall meet.