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.

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A Commitment to Safety and Integrity

At Keeneland, the safety and welfare of horse and rider is priority number one. Keeneland continues to support and invest in programs that protect our equine and human athletes. Among them, the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an initiative to unify and enhance existing protections and develop new reforms that ensure the safety of the sport's athletes.

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Friday Marks Keeneland's 85th Birthday

Eighty-five years ago today, Keeneland was preparing to open and return Thoroughbred racing to Lexington. Thoroughbred racing had not been held in the city since

October 15, 2021

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5 Keeneland Keys for Week 2

By Jeremy Plonk @Horseplayernow  Racing This Week: Wednesday-Sunday, October 13-17  Hot Hands: Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. had the Midas Touch opening weekend

October 12, 2021

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