Keeneland Safety


The safety of our patrons, staff and horses is of the utmost priority for Keeneland. Please review the information below to familiarize yourself with Keeneland's safety guidelines and protocols.

If You See Something, Say Something


For security concerns text the word SAFE to 84700 and Keeneland security 
will respond immediately 

For emergencies, always dial 911

 

Evacuation Guidelines

In the event of an emergency, please be aware of Keeneland's evacuation guidelines for exiting the plant.

Live Racing

Things to Know Before Your Visit



  • Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • General admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
  • Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.
  • Mutuel windows in the grandstand open at around 12:30 p.m. Drive-thru wagering opens at 8 a.m.
  • Foldable chairs are not permitted in the Clubhouse or the Paddock area, but are permitted in other general areas.
  • Alcohol, coolers, food, grills, tents and selfie sticks are not permitted inside the admission gates.
  • Fans may notice additional security when entering Keeneland's admission gates. Patrons will be asked to open their coats or jackets for visual inspection, and soft checks will be performed on any bags. You may be asked to return traditional backpacks to your car.
  • All bags are subject to inspection at the Admission Gate. Traditional backpacks and book bags are not permitted. Guests may bring strollers, diaper bags, camera bags and purses/pocket books at Keeneland's discretion.
  • Keeneland is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call the ticketing office at (859) 288-4299 for more information.
  • Only trained service animals are permitted inside the gates. Service animals will not be permitted inside the Paddock or Walking Ring, due to the safety of our horses.
  • Fans may notice additional security when entering Keeneland's admission gates. Patrons will be asked to open their coats or jackets for visual inspection, and soft checks will be performed on any bags. You may be asked to return traditional backpacks to your car.
  • Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the race track gates, regardless of a CCDW permit.

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