Horsemen's Hospitality Guide

Welcome to Keeneland Racing!

We look forward to hosting you during The Keeneland Fall Meet. Please browse our horsemen's guide below for details on accommodations during your visit.

Plan Your Visit

Race Day Accommodations

General Admission

Horsemen are welcome to use their Kentucky Horse Racing Commission License (KHRC License) at any of the Keeneland Grandstand Entrances to gain complimentary access for themselves and a guest onto the Keeneland grounds.


Undercard Accommodations:
The Blue Grass Room

Keeneland is excited to offer the owners of each undercard horse up to four passes to The Blue Grass Room to enjoy their day at the races. Reservations are required, and may be requested utilizing the form below.

Location: 3rd Floor, Paddock View

Dress Code: Casual

Additional passes to The Blue Grass Room are $25 with requests being fulfilled pending daily availability.


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Stakes Accommodations:
The Stakes Lounge

We look forward to welcoming our Stakes Horsemen to enjoy a fantastic day at the races. The owners of each stakes horse will be provided up to six passes to The Stakes Lounge at the Lafayette Room along with six Paddock Passes for their entered race. Reservations are required, and may be requested utilizing the form below.

Location: 4th Floor, Track View

Dress Code: Coat and Tie

Additional passes to The Stakes Lounge are $85 and may be fulfilled based on remaining daily availability.


Paddock Passes

Undercard Races

Access to the Paddock for Undercard Races may be gained by either walking up with your horse from the barns, or by showing your Kentucky Horse Racing Commission License (KHRC License) to our Keeneland Staff at the Paddock entrances.

Stakes Races

Owners of horses entered in Stakes races will be permitted up to six passes per horse. These passes may either be picked up at the front desk at The Stakes Lounge, or at the Horsemen’s Will Call window at the Ticket Office. To coordinate the pickup location for these passes, please reach out to our Horsemen’s Hospitality team.

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Complimentary parking is available for our Horsemen in Row 24. To access the parking row, show your Kentucky Horse Racing Commision License (KHRC License) to the attendant at the top of the row.

Hotel & Dining

Marriot Hotel

Hotel Accommodations
For more information on local hotels and available Horsemen Rates, please reach out to our Horsemen’s Hospitality Team.

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Plate of Scallops

Dining Accommodations
Learn more about local favorite restaurants and dishes.



Airport Shuttle
Should you need a ride to or from Keeneland and the Airport, please reach out to our Horsemen’s Hospitality team to assist with coordinating transportation.

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Uber and Lyft
Both Uber and Lyft operate in Lexington. Each have a new rider promo code you can use for a discount on your ride while in town.

Important Locations & Hours

Located at the Ticket Office / Welcome Center at the South Grandstand Entrance, the Horsemen’s Will Call is the last window on the right hand side of the building. Our staff at the window can assist with any questions that arise in addition to holding tickets and paddock passes for day-of pickup.

Race Meets
Open from 10 a.m. to the last race, and closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the race meet. ​Please reach out to Horsemen's Hospitality for any needs that arise

Should you be traveling straight to and from Keeneland that day, the Welcome Center is happy to hold your bags for you while you enjoy a day at the races. Enter the Welcome Center on the Clubhouse side of the building and the assistant at the front desk will be able to assist you with storing your luggage for the day.

Race Meets
Open from 10 a.m. to the last race, and closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the race meet. ​Please reach out to Horsemen's Hospitality for any needs that arise

The Racing Secretary’s Office can be found near The Gap and Barns 20 & 31 and houses a plethora of racing departments including nominations, claiming, and licensing.

Located within the main shipping chute near Barn 28, all horses shipping in must present necessary paperwork to the office prior to horses being uploaded.

Shipping & Stabling Policies

KHRC Licensing will be in the Sales Pavilion at the sales counter beginning Monday, October 3 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. the entire week. Beginning on October 7, it will be open every day during the race meet from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., aside from Mondays and Tuesdays.

KHRC Licensing phone number: 859-288-4229.


Helpful Resources

Upcoming Dates

January Horses of All Ages 
Jan. 9 - 13
Spring Meet 
April 7 - 28

Racing Directory

Gatewood Bell

Vice President of Racing

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Dr. Stuart Brown

Vice President of Equine Safety

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Ashley Whalen

Director of Racing & Sales Administration

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Jim Pendergest

Director of Racing Surfaces


Ben Huffman

Racing Secretary

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Morgan Richardson

Horsemen Relations Manager

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Dr. George Mundy

Equine Safety Officer

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Wayne Mogge

Stable Manager


Ryan Oakman

Horsemen's Bookkeeper


Jeff Powell



Customer Service

For any questions or concerns please contact Morgan Richardson at or call (859) 288-4322.