Investing in racing’s future since 1936


Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house. Founded in 1936, Keeneland’s mission is to continually invest in the industry and to preserve the tradition of Thoroughbred racing.

 

A Symbol of the Fine Traditions of the Thoroughbred

From its inception, Keeneland's founders intended it to be a special place – one that symbolizes the best in Thoroughbred racing in the heart of horse country. This founding vision continues more than eight decades later as Keeneland continues to provide racing and sales at the highest level.

Learn More

Experience the Beauty of Keeneland


Intended as a gathering place for the local community, Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark, and our beautiful, park-like grounds are open to visitors year-round.

Learn More

Home, Sales
Jacob Nance

Jacob Nance Reflects on His Life's Work

Jacob Nance’s kids are ready for foaling season. “My kids have their boots by the door,” he said. “They have their coats by the door, and say, ‘Daddy, if we have a foal tonight, make sure you wake me up. And if you don't, you're gonna be sorry.’

January 18, 2019

Read More