Plan Your Day at the Races

Celebrate world-class racing


Keeneland hosts racing each April and October. Experience the best of Keeneland and plan the perfect race day with help from the resources below. Learn more about group tickets, reserved grandstand seating, private events and more. We look forward to you joining us this spring!

2018
Spring Race Meet

April 6 - 27

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2018
Fall Race Meet

October 5 - 27

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Race Day Events

The Keeneland Spring Meet offers a number of special events for fans to enjoy.

Special Events

Sunrise Trackside

Every Saturday morning during the race meet, Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy.

04/21/2018 - 7:00am

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Special Events

Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon

Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon recognizes the men and women who serve our country.

04/22/2018 - 12:00pm

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Special Events
Horses and Hope Pink Day saddlecloth

Horses and Hope Pink Day

Keeneland hosts Pink Day in conjunction with Jane Beshear’s Horses and Hope program.

04/26/2018 - 10:45am

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Special Events

Derby and Oaks at Keeneland

Open to the public on May 4 and 5, 2018, enjoy the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby from the excitement at Keeneland.

05/04/2018 (All day)

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Special Events

Derby and Oaks at Keeneland

Open to the public on May 4 and 5, 2018, enjoy the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby from the excitement at Keeneland.

05/05/2018 (All day)

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Parking & Directions

Keeneland offers a variety of parking options. Free public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in Rows 15-20 & Rows 28-34 near the Grandstand, and is also available in The Meadow & on The Hill, adjacent to the Entertainment Center.

Search #KeenelandTraffic on Twitter for live updates on traffic & parking on race days.

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The Keeneland Race Day App

The Keeneland Race Day app is your guide to handicapping and enjoying a day of Keeneland Racing - all at your fingertips!

Download at ITUNES.COM or PLAY.GOOGLE.COM

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Live Racing

Things to Know Before Your Visit



  • Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • General admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
  • Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.
  • Mutuel windows in the grandstand open at around 12:30 p.m. Drive-thru wagering opens at 8 a.m.
  • Foldable chairs are not permitted in the Clubhouse or the Paddock area, but are permitted in other general areas.
  • Alcohol, coolers, food, grills, tents and selfie sticks are not permitted inside the admission gates.
  • Fans may notice additional security when entering Keeneland's admission gates. Patrons will be asked to open their coats or jackets for visual inspection, and soft checks will be performed on any bags. You may be asked to return traditional backpacks to your car.
  • All bags are subject to inspection at the Admission Gate. Traditional backpacks and book bags are not permitted. Guests may bring strollers, diaper bags, camera bags and purses/pocket books at Keeneland's discretion.
  • Keeneland is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call the ticketing office at (859) 288-4299 for more information.
  • Only trained service animals are permitted inside the gates. Service animals will not be permitted inside the Paddock or Walking Ring, due to the safety of our horses.
  • Fans may notice additional security when entering Keeneland's admission gates. Patrons will be asked to open their coats or jackets for visual inspection, and soft checks will be performed on any bags. You may be asked to return traditional backpacks to your car.
  • Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the race track gates, regardless of a CCDW permit.

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