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. Learn more about group tickets, reserved grandstand seating, private events and more. We look forward to you joining us at Keeneland!


Due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Keeneland will delay ticketing processes for the Fall Race Meet.  Please check back on August 15 for an update on plans.

Fall Meet

Oct. 2-24

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Breeders' Cup

Nov. 6-7

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Keeneland at Home

In this unique environment, Keeneland invites you to take in the excitement and carry on your race-day traditions from home during the Summer Meet at Keeneland, which covers Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. Keeneland is offering this unprecedented spectator-free five-day race meet as a celebration of the finest traditions of Thoroughbred racing in the heart of horse country.

Share your at-home tailgates or viewing parties with us by tagging @Keeneland and using the hashtag #KeenelandatHome.

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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 Summer 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

Keeneland offers a variety of parking options. Free public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in Rows 15-20 & Rows 28-34 near the Grandstand, and is also available in The Meadow & on The Hill, adjacent to the Entertainment Center.

Search #KeenelandTraffic on Twitter for live updates on traffic & parking on race days.

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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 Visit

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the 2020 Keeneland Summer Meet will not be open for spectators.

  • 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.
  • Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the race track gates, regardless of a CCDW permit.

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