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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 Welcome Center 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 Welcome Center, 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.

 

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.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Welcome Center for $25 per person. 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 and wear appropriate shoes for walking/standing/climbing stairs. Please check in at the Welcome Center, just outside of the Grandstand South Entrance located at the top of parking row 7 by 8:15 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.

 

Keeneland

Keeneland Association, Inc. 4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
Telephone: (859) 254-3412 Toll Free: (800) 456-3412 Fax: (859) 255-2484

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