Race Meet Hospitality FAQ

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Can I take photos on the Keeneland Grounds?

In the months of April and October, photographers and videographers working for a news or other media outlet are required to be credentialed by Keeneland. 

Can I provide an outside catering company?

All events on Keeneland’s grounds are required to use Keeneland's catering team.  Please see the Special Event section of the website for more information on venues and catering options. 

Can I create my own menu?

We offer a wonderful variety of select menu options during the live race meetings.  Upon booking your race meet event, your Keeneland Coordinator will send you those select menus and arrange a meeting.

What does my rental include and for how many hours?

During the race meeting, start and end times can be customized for your event.

What are your bar options?

We are quite flexible on bar service.  We have hosted bar and cash options to fit within your budget.  We can also provide a customized bar with only the selections you choose.

Are taxes and gratuity added to my bill?

There is a 22% service charge on all food and beverage.  If Keeneland rents items on your behalf, there is a 22% mark-up on those rental items.

Do you have suggested vendors that you recommend?

We have several vendors we work with often - but no required vendor list that you must use.

Does Keeneland allow tents on property?

Keeneland must approve placement of tent. Please click here for tent and tailgating guidelines during the race meet. (Link to tailgating page.) Note that additional fees may apply for tent placement.

How will my guests know where to go?

Keeneland has directional signage on our grounds. We encourage you to include the name of your venue and directions on your invitation.  Keeneland can provide maps for inclusion as well.  Keeneland does nto allow groups to create and place directional signage on our grounds.

Do you provide Audio Visual Services?

Keeneland partners with Audio Visual companies during the race meeting to provide services needed by our groups.  AV cost estimates are available upon request.

What is the dress code?

The dress code varies by venue.  Your Meeting and Event Planner will provide you with the appropriate dress code verbiage to share with your guests.

Where do my guests park?

Parking passes, valet and/or reserved row passes are included in most rental packages. Please inquire with the Meeting and Event planner for parking details and maps.

What time do races start?

Live Racing takes place Wednesday- Sunday with the first post time at 1:05 p.m. EST.

How can I customize my Keeneland event?

From private morning tours to private handicapping sessions, Keeneland’s event team can offer your several added benefits for your group that will make the day that more special. Please inquire about these services upon booking or by clicking here




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