Keeneland Kids Club

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Welcome To The Keeneland Kids Club

The Keeneland Kids Club in partnership with the UK HealthCare Kentucky Children’s Hospital is the free official club for Keeneland fans 12 and under. The Keeneland Kids Club is a program that was formed to support Keeneland’s mission to educate and give back to both the equine industry and the Kentucky community. Through the Kids Club, children are able to experience Keeneland through exclusive events, educational opportunities and communications to grow their love of horses and racing. 

New members will receive a personalized membership packet, special emails each month from Buckles with highlights from other members of the thoroughbred community. Kids Club members will receive a birthday card and exclusive invitations to gather for annual events. Register now for your FREE Keeneland Kids Club Membership.

If you have any questions, please email our team at [email protected].

New member packet mailings may be delayed due to the high volume of registrations.

2023 Kids Club Events

We look forward to hosting plenty of events for our Keeneland Kids Club members in 2023!

Dates are subject to change. Check back for updates and keep an eye out for email communication about each event.

Sunrise Trackside

Bring the whole family out to Keeneland for Sunrise Trackside to experience the morning sights and sounds of morning works. The Starting Gate concession stand will offer coffee and donuts to enjoy while watching morning works. From 8:00 - 10:00 AM, children can take part in exciting activities under the grandstand including a meet and greet with Buckles, get their face painted, play fun games, get a jockey silk photo and more! Kids can also meet and greet with a horse from 8:30 - 9:00 AM in the Walking Ring. During this time, mini tours with one of our tour guides will be available starting from the welcome stand in the Paddock.

April 8, 15, 22
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Kids Club Family Day

During the fall and spring race meets, Kids Club members and their families are invited to enjoy a special day at the races by receiving free general admission and access to reserved grandstand seating. Children’s activities will take place in the North Terrace from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 23 & October 15

Derby Day Kids Zone

Saturday, May 6

Celebrate Derby Day at Keeneland for a day full of fun for the whole family. Kids Club members can enjoy free activities, including pony rides, crafts, sweet treats and exciting games in the lower Club and lawn area from 2 – 6 p.m. 

Tickets for admission into Keeneland can be purchased at

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Keeneland Kids Club Christmas Event

Keeneland Kids Club will host its annual Brunch with Buckles & Photos with Santa events on December 9 and 10, 2023 exclusive to Kids Club members. Members will receive more information about the event and the link to purchase tickets via email.