Training Requirements

Only horses who are stabled at Keeneland are permitted to work or exercise on Keeneland’s training surfaces.


Trainers who are stabled at Keeneland and wish to conduct a workout on either surface, should complete the following steps:

Step 1: Submit Signed "Rules and Conditions for Racing and Training" Agreement

This should be signed by both the trainer and his/her attending veterinarian on file before shipping in. Signed agreements can be handed to the Racing Office, Stable Office or emailed to

Step 2: Attending Veterinarian Exam

As a condition of the agreement, all horses must be examined by the Trainer’s Attending Veterinarian during the five days immediately preceding the work for the purpose of evaluating the horses’ fitness to work and been found fit to work by the Attending Veterinarian.  (The evaluation must include at a minimum watching the horse jog)