Plan Your Day at the Races

Spring Meet 2023


Racing occurs Friday, April 7 through Saturday, April 28
No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays or Easter Sunday

Gates open 11 a.m.

Race Days: Wednesdays - Sundays

Morning Works: The ground level of the grandstand will be open to the public until 10 a.m. for viewing of Morning Works; no ticket or admission required. At 10 a.m., the admission gates will close and patrons will be asked to exit the facility while the staff turns over the facility for race day.
Keeneland Shop: Open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Visitors arriving 10-11 a.m. will need to exit the facility after visiting the Shop.
Live Racing: Admission gates for the Keeneland race day will open at 11 a.m. All patrons must have a ticket for entry; this includes access to the Keeneland Shop.

Dark Days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Easter Sunday

The ground level of the grandstand will be open to the public; no ticket or admission required.
Morning Works until 10 a.m.
Keeneland Shop 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Tickets are coming soon at tickets.keeneland.com
For questions regarding individual public tickets, please email customerservice@keeneland.com

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Plan Your Visit

 

Purchasing Tickets


 

To ensure attendance on your preferred race date, we encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time as attendance is capped at optimal capacity.

1. Check Availability
Browse available tickets through our Official Ticket Office below
or in the Keeneland Race Day app.

2. Purchase in Advance
Buy tickets online ahead of time. Tickets will be emailed or texted directly to your phone. No cash transactions will occur at the gates.

3. Sold Out Date
Check our Official Ticket Office regularly for new ticket availability. Seats are automatically updated online and available for purchase as cancellations or changes occur. Sign up for the waitlist to be notified.

4. Scan at the Gates
Show your electronic barcode on your phone at the gate and scan for easy entry.

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Now that you’re set, browse our maps below for pointers on your entry to Keeneland!

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Ticket Details

 

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General Admission


Location: Walkabout ticket with access to general areas on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors of the grandstand; open seating on Track Apron benches, North Terrace and open indoor seating.

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

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Reserved Grandstand Seating


Location: Open-air reserved seating, 2nd floor of the Grandstand’ overlooking the final stretch

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Go to the 2nd floor and follow signs to your designated section.

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

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Equestrian Room


Location: 1st floor Grandstand facing the track

Dress Code: Casual; Denim is permitted

Directions to Room: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Walk under the Grandstand towards the finish line.

Menu/Dining Details: A la carte lunch and cocktail service available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 or tables may be resold.

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

Additional Details: Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

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Phoenix Room


Location: 4th floor overlooking the Paddock

Dress Code: Business Casual. Gentlemen: Dress slacks, dress shirt with collar. Dress shoes & dress socks. Ladies: Clothing of comparable formality to gentlemen, including but not limited to skirts, dresses, tailored pantsuit or dress slacks. Not Permitted: Denim regardless of color, slacks designed to resemble jeans, shorts (including rompers), clothing or shoes that resemble athletic attire, abbreviated or revealing attire.

Directions to Room: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Take elevators B or C to the 4th floor and follow the direction of Guest Services to the Phoenix Room.

Menu/Dining Details: Buffet lunch and cocktail service available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 or tables may be resold.

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

Additional Details: Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

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Lexington/Kentucky Room


Location: 4th floor overlooking the racetrack

Dress Code: Business Formal. Gentlemen: Suits or sport coats, dress slacks, dress shirt with collar & tie. Dress shoes & dress socks. Ladies: Clothing of comparable formality to gentlemen, including but not limited to skirts, dresses, tailored pantsuit or dress slacks. Not Permitted: Denim - regardless of color, slacks designed to resemble jeans, shorts (including rompers), clothing or shoes that resemble athletic attire, abbreviated or revealing attire.

Directions to Room: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Take elevators B or C to the 4th floor and follow the direction of Guest Services to the Lexington/Kentucky Room.

Menu/Dining Details: Buffet lunch and cocktail service available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 or tables may be resold.

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

Additional details: Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

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Parking
Parking

Make the most of your Keeneland experience and plan your arrival ahead of time! Parking is free across the grounds with several zones in which you can park. Public Parking will enter Gate 1 for this Fall. All permit parking is recommended to enter through Gate 2. Complimentary shuttle stops are located throughout parking areas.  

Paved Parking: Due to the Breeders’ Cup Championship at Keeneland this Fall, most paved parking is reserved for Permit Parking. Keeneland Security will direct Patrons to proper parking areas each day.

The Hill & Meadow: Public Parking is available in Keeneland’s grass covered areas located near the Entertainment Center. The Hill is Keeneland’s official tailgate lot, and on Fridays and Saturdays offering amenities such as live racing on a jumbo TV, food trucks, live music, wagering & more. Suggested entry through Gate 1, or on busier days, Gate 4 via Van Meter Rd.

Handicapped Parking: Patrons requiring assistance are encouraged to park in handicapped parking (available in rows 21 - 23), with golf carts shuttling to the Grandstand South Entrance. Suggested entry through Gate 2.

Bus Parking: A designated lot for buses and RVs is adjacent to Barns 1-3, cost is $10 cash at the lot. Suggested entry through Gate 1.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft Station: Drop-off and pick-up area for taxis, Uber, Lyft and other rideshare options is located at the top of the Drive-Thru Betting lane, near row 27, accessed via Gate 2.

Browse our parking map for greater detail and shuttle stop locations.

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Tailgating and The Hill


Take part in the Keeneland tradition of tailgating and familiarize yourself with Keeneland’s tailgating policies.

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Crowd Tailgating

The Hill
The designated tailgating spot is open on Fridays and Saturdays, offering amenities such as live racing on a jumbo TV, food trucks, live music, wagering & more.

parking area

Paved Parking Area
Tailgating permitted each race day, but the use of tents, grills and saving of parking spaces is prohibited in this area.

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Premium Tailgating
Premium packages are available to reserve on The Hill thanks to the Tailigate Guys “A REVELxp Company."

Keeneland Concessions

Learn more about Keeneland’s concession dining & bar options available during live racing.

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Make the Most of Your Race Day


Be sure to pay a visit to these essential spots during your visit.

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Grab a Race Day Program
Available for purchase at booths near each gate and Keeneland Shop kiosks around the grounds.

Visit The Keeneland Shop
Commemorate your visit at The Keeneland Shop located near the South Gate entrance.

SHOP

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Visit Wagering Central
Speak with our BETologists for betting tips! Located on the first floor under the grandstand.

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Take a Tour
Enhance your race day by adding a behind-the-scenes experience. Keeneland offers a variety of tour experiences, but make sure to book in advance as tours sell out quickly.

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Keeneland at Your Fingertips


Download these helpful mobile tools to assist with your race day experience!

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Keeneland Race Day App
Includes betting tips from the experts, program and result details, live video and replays and more.

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Keeneland Select Mobile Betting
Bet from your phone with Keeneland Select! New users receive a $100 bonus back after they wager $300 in the first 30 days

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At Your Service


Should you need assistance in planning or preparing for your race day at Keeneland, please contact customerservice@keeneland.com. And on race days, look for our Guest Service staff dressed in green jackets, who would be happy to assist you.

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Safety & Security


For the safety of our guests, patrons will be asked to walk through metal detectors prior to entering through admission gates. Soft checks will be performed on purses and backpacks. Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the Keeneland gates.

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VisitLEX


While in town for the races, we encourage you to visit our friends at VisitLEX for helpful tips, restaurant recommendations, accommodations and more.

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Upcoming Events


Mark your calendars for these upcoming racing events at Keeneland


Spring Meet | April 7 - 28