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A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland features beautifully landscaped grounds that are open to the public every day. Fans and horsemen alike are welcome to enjoy its spectacular racing, attend one of its annual horse sales or simply visit the grounds and celebrate Keeneland's timeless beauty.
 

Year-Round Tours

For guests interested in learning about the history of Keeneland and wanting an insider view of operations for both racing and sales, guided walking tours are available. This outside walking tour with an experienced Tour Guide takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, grounds, and when available, to the world-renowned Sales Pavilion. Following the trackside tour, fans are invited to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world's largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Ticket Office for $8 per person; children 12 and under are free. Tours will be limited to 25 people, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Our tour lasts for one hour and largely takes place outside – rain or shine. For your comfort, we ask that you dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for walking/standing/climbing stairs. Please check in at the Ticket Office, just outside of the Grandstand South Entrance located at the top of parking row 7 by 8:20 a.m. ET.

During the race meets in April and October, tours are available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Tours are not available on all major holidays.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Racing Tours

This Spring, Keeneland is offering fans a behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred racing. Tour Guides will lead guests to restricted areas such as the Jockeys Quarters, where some of the world’s leading riders prepare for their race day; to the barns, where the race day begins, to the track to see morning workouts and through the picturesque Keeneland Paddock.

A limited number of dates and tickets are available for this exclusive experience. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Ticket Office for $25 per person. Tours are limited to 10 people, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. This tour lasts for two hours and largely takes place outside – rain or shine. For your comfort, we ask you to dress for the weather. Please check in at the Ticket Office, just outside of the Grandstand South Entrance located at the top of parking row 7 by 7:50 a.m.

 

Backstretch Tours

Begin your day with a scenic walk through Keeneland’s barn area. Guests will enjoy a trackside view of morning workouts, horses being bathed and groomed after workouts, a stop at the Racing Office and an exclusive sneak peak of the Jockeys Quarters.

During live racing, Backstretch Tours are enhanced with race day accommodations for a full-day experience of Thoroughbred racing at its finest.  This package includes tour, reserved Grandstand seating, race-day program and food voucher. Following the tour, guests will meet a Keeneland BETologist to learn more about reading the race-day program and placing a bet. Then enjoy the thrill of live Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of the Keeneland Grandstand.

Tours are limited to 14 people, so patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. This tour lasts for two hours and largely takes place outside – rain or shine. For your comfort, we ask you to dress for the weather. Please check in at the Ticket Office, just outside of the Grandstand South Entrance located at the top of parking row 7 by 8:15 a.m.

 

Sunrise Trackside

Every Saturday morning during the race meet at SUNRISE TRACKSIDE, Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy. Free guided walking tours depart from the welcome stand near the Paddock from 7:30-10:00 a.m.


Additional tour days/dates are available upon request at $15 per person. To schedule a tour on an unscheduled date, please contact us at 859 288-4142 or TOURS@KEENELAND.COM.

Walking Tour maps are available inside The Keeneland Shop or can be downloaded HERE.

For more information about tours in Lexington, see WWW.VISITLEX.COM.

 

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Lexington, Kentucky 40510
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