The weather was near perfect for opening day of the Keeneland spring meet.
Those out enjoying were taking in the familiar sights and sounds.
One of the most well-known sounds is that of the bugle, specifically when it plays the call to post.
And the man behind that task at Keeneland, is 82-year-old George "Bucky" Sallee.
"Today starts my fiftieth year. It's a long time," said Sallee.
And in that time he's done and seen a lot...
"Met a lot of people. Presidents, the Queen of England," Sallee noted.
"If I had fifty cents for every picture I've had taken, I would buy the race track," qupped Sallee.
But he says it never gets old.
"People ask me, why don't you play something different? If I'd play something different, I wouldn't be here," laughed Sallee.
Sallee says on top of his bugle-ing duties, one of his other joys is bringing his love of the track to younger generations.
And even after fifty years of service, Sallee says he'll play as long as the track will have him.
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