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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Now that you’re set, browse our maps below for pointers on your entry to Keeneland!
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.
Tailgating and The Hill
Take part in the Keeneland tradition of tailgating and familiarize yourself with Keeneland’s tailgating policies.
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.
Paved Parking Area
Tailgating permitted each race day, but the use of tents, grills and saving of parking spaces is prohibited in this area.
Premium packages are available to reserve on The Hill thanks to the Tailigate Guys “A REVELxp Company."
Make the Most of Your Race Day
Be sure to pay a visit to these essential spots during your visit.
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.
Visit Wagering Central
Speak with our BETologists for betting tips! Located on the first floor under the grandstand.
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.
Keeneland at Your Fingertips
Download these helpful mobile tools to assist with your race day experience!
At Your Service
Should you need assistance in planning or preparing for your race day at Keeneland, please contact email@example.com. And on race days, look for our Guest Service staff dressed in green jackets, who would be happy to assist you.
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.