Plan Your Day at the Races

Celebrate world-class racing

Keeneland hosts racing each April and October. Experience the best of Keeneland and plan the perfect race day with help from the resources below.


Fall Meet

October 8-30

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Health and Safety Guidelines

With the safety and well-being of our patrons, horsemen and employees at the forefront of our planning, we are excited to welcome you back to Keeneland. Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, we are implementing new safety measures.

Daily Medical Screenings at Keeneland Gates: Only those with a temperature less than 100.4 degrees and showing no symptoms of illness will be granted access to the Keeneland grounds.

Face Coverings Required for Everyone: Masks are required at all times for patrons and employees. Masks may be removed when patrons are seated at their table or grandstand reserved seat.

Social Distancing and Capacity Measures: To allow for social distancing, a limited number of individuals are permitted inside the Keeneland grandstand. Groups attending the Spring Meet together are expected to remain at least 6 feet away from other groups.

Increased Sanitation Protocols: Keeneland has increased sanitation measures throughout the facility. Patrons and employees are expected to wash or sanitize their hands often. Multiple hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout the facility for your convenience.

Parking & Directions

Free public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the paved parking rows near the Grandstand.

Tailgating will not be permitted during the 2021 Spring Meet. Only ticketed and credentialed guests will be permitted onto the grounds beginning at 11 a.m. each race day.

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The Keeneland Race Day App

The Keeneland Race Day app is your guide to handicapping and enjoying a day of Keeneland Racing - all at your fingertips!


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Live Racing

Things to Know Before Your Race Day Visit

  • Gates open at 12 p.m.
  • Due to capacity limitations, all tickets must be purchased in advance; no day-of onsite ticket sales.
  • 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 only permitted in general areas on the first floor; they are not permitted in the Clubhouse, Paddock area, or floors 2-4.
  • Alcohol, coolers, food or beverage, 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.
  • Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the race track gates, regardless of a CCDW permit.
  • Tailgating will not be permitted during the 2021 Spring Meet. Only ticketed and credentialed guests will be permitted onto the grounds beginning at 11 a.m. each race day.

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