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.

Pre-Purchase Tickets

Before you arrive, follow these simple steps to plan your day at the races.


  1. Check Availability: Click here to review available ticket inventory and select your desired date(s).
  2. Purchase in Advance: Buy your tickets online ahead of time. Tickets will be emailed or texted directly to your phone! No cash transactions will occur at the gates and attendance will be capped at optimal capacity.
  3. Sold Out Dates: Check our box office frequently for new ticket availability. General Admission, Reserved Seat and Dining inventory updates in real-time as changes occur and will be available for purchase on our website. 
  4. Scan at the Gates: Show your electronic barcode on your phone at the gate and scan for easy entry.

Racing Tickets



General Admission

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Reserved Grandstand

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EQ room

Equestrian Room

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Lex/KY room

Lexington/Kentucky Room

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Phoenix Room

Phoenix Room

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General Admission Season Pass

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Tailgating on the Hill

Keeneland’s tradition of tailgating on The Hill is popular for fans and makes for a great way to take in live racing every Friday and Saturday. Tickets are not required for The Hill.



Keeneland Concessions

Learn more about Keeneland’s concession dining & bar options available during live racing.


Need some help in the betting department? Look no further than our resident BETologists! Find them at Wagering Central, trackside under the Grandstand, or roaming around the grounds for tips, pointers and assistance on how to bet!
Keeneland Select
Bet from your phone from any location by using Keeneland Select! New sign-ups receive $100 back when you bet $300 within the first 30 days.

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The Keeneland Shop

Celebrate your Keeneland experience by visiting The Keeneland Shop, located near the South Gate entrance to find commemorative apparel, equestrian-themed gifts and more!



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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Parking & Transportation

Enjoy free parking in designated paved rows near the Grandstand, in the Meadow and on The Hill.


Grounds Map

View the Grounds

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of Keeneland

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Live Racing

Things to Know Before Your Race Day Visit

  • 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.
  • Keeneland allows the use of umbrellas outdoors. Please be mindful of your surroundings and do not open/close/twirl umbrellas near horses.
  • 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.
  • For the safety of our guests, patrons will be asked to walk through metal detectors prior to entering through admission gates. You may be asked to open coats and jackets for inspection.
  • 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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