Horsemen's Hospitality

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Keeneland prides itself on its hospitality, especially for its horsemen. If you are an owner or trainer and have a horse running at Keeneland, here is some information you might find helpful.

Horsemen’s Hospitality General Information Phone: 859 254-3412, ext. 4305 or ext. 4289 Toll-free: 800 456-3412, ext. 4305 or ext. 4289

Race Day Information

  • Notification of Entry: Upon request, Keeneland will contact owners via telephone, fax or email confirming that their horse has been entered.
  • Post Time: 1:05 p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • Admission: Owner or trainer license issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission serves as a general admission pass. Otherwise, general admission is $5. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
  • Horsemen’s Will Call is located at grandstand south to the right of the clubhouse entrance.
  • Parking: Horsemen parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis with a valid horsemen parking tag, which is available at the Keeneland Security Office with a current KHRC owner's or trainer's license.

Race Day Hospitality Options - If You Have a Horse Entered in a Race

  • The Blue Grass Room, located on the third level of the grandstand overlooking the paddock, is reserved for owners and trainers of horses in non-stakes races each day. A buffet lunch is available until 3:30 p.m. each race day. Dress is casual. To request a table, call 859 254-3412 ext. 4305.
  • The Lafayette Room, located on the fourth level overlooking the racetrack, is reserved for owners and trainers with horses entered in stakes races. A buffet lunch is available. Coat and tie are required for men, dresses or slack suits for ladies. Denim is not permitted. To request a table, call 859 254-3412 ext. 4289.
  • Complimentary Box Seats are available on a limited basis to owners and trainers of horses entered in races. Please contact Horsemen’s Hospitality at 859 254-3412 ext. 4305 or 4289 or via email at to request a box.

If You Are Visiting Our Track, But Do Not Have a Horse Entered

  • For information or reservations, call 859 254-3412, ext. 4848.
  • The Equestrian Room is located on the ground floor near the finish line and offers an a la carte menu. Dress is casual. Admission and food minimum apply.
  • The Phoenix Room is located on the fourth level of the grandstand and offers a buffet lunch. Tickets are $40 per person on Sunday and Wednesday-Friday and $45 on Saturday. Tickets include general admission, buffet, program and tax, but not alcohol and some beverages are extra. For men, a suit or sports coat is required; ties are optional. Denim is not permitted.
  • Reserved Grandstand Seating: A limited number of reserved seats are available for purchase through the ticket office.

Cash, Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted at all Keeneland dining rooms.