Racing at Keeneland

Take part in a timeless tradition, as we invite you to join us this Spring for the pageantry and unparalleled experience for horsemen at Keeneland.

Spring Race Meet

April 6 - 27

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Fall Race Meet

October 5 - 27

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A World-Class Experience

From top-caliber racing to picturesque scenery and outstanding hospitality, Keeneland is one of a kind. With the thoroughbred at the core of our mission, Keeneland is committed to the safety of our competitors by providing a superbly maintained surface and first-class barn area.

Blue Grass (G2)

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Central Bank
Ashland (G1)

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Condition and Stakes Books

Keeneland's Spring Meet offers 16 stakes races worth $4.4 million, headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1).

The Spring Meet opens Friday, April 6 and continues through Friday, April 27, with no racing on Monday or Tuesday.

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Spring Meet Nominations

Take part in the tradition of racing at Keeneland this Spring.

The nomination deadline for opening weekend of racing, featuring eight graded stakes worth $2.75 million, is March 21.

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Horsemen Resources
2018 Spring Meet Stall Application

Submit an online application for stalls during the 2018 Spring Meet.

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Racing License

All racing participants and personnel must be licensed according to 810 KAR 1:025.

Completed forms should be returned to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. All licensing-related questions should be directed to the KHRC licensing office.

Iron Works Pike Office
(859) 246-2052

Keeneland Seasonal Office
(859) 288-4325 or (859) 288-4229

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Order Photos & Videos

Keeneland's official track photographer, Coady Photography, captures pictures of nearly every horse that races at Keeneland. To place an order with Coady Photography:

During Keeneland Race Meet
(859) 254-2412, ext. 4811

Outside of Keeneland Race Meet
(214) 455-7732

E-mail Year-Round

Keeneland's in-house broadcast department films each race at Keeneland, including the post parade and winner's circle presentation. To order a DVD, please email

Katherine McKee

Director of Racing Administration and Horsemen's Relations
Direct Line: (859) 288-4289

Ben Huffman

Racing Secretary
Direct Line: (859) 280-4271

Tiffany Leggett
or Laurel Humbert

Horsemen's Bookkeeper
Direct Line: (859) 280-4748