Plan your Day at the Races

2023 Spring Meet


Racing occurs Friday April 7 through Friday April 28, with no racing on Easter Sunday, April 9
No racing on Mondays or Tuesdays

Gates open at 11 a.m. daily

Tickets will go on sale on February 14 at 9 a.m EST at tickets.keeneland.com

Tips for Purchasing Tickets

To ensure attendance on your preferred race date, we encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time as attendance is capped at optimal capacity.

1. Check Availability

Browse available tickets through our Official Ticket Office below
or in the Keeneland Race Day app.

2. Purchase in Advance

Buy tickets online ahead of time. Tickets will be emailed or texted directly to your phone. No cash transactions will occur at the gates.

3. Sold Out Date

Check our Official Ticket Office regularly for new ticket availability. Seats are automatically updated online and available for purchase as cancellations or changes occur. You may also sign up for the waitlist on Etix to be notified.

4. Scan at the Gates

Show your electronic barcode on your phone at the gate and scan for easy entry.

Spring Meet Ticket Options


General Admission

Location: Walk-around ticket to explore the grounds. This ticket does not include any reserved seating.

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances.

Dress Code: Casual; Denim is permitted

Price: $7 in Advance / $10 Day Of

Reserved Grandstand Seating

Location: Outdoor ticket which includes a reserved seat under cover.

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Go to the 2nd floor and follow signs to your designated section.

Dress Code: Casual; Denim is permitted

Price: $15 per person on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday / $25 per person on Saturday

Equestrian Room

Location: Casual, a la carte dining room on the first floor.

Dress Code: Casual; Denim is permitted

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Walk under the Grandstand towards the finish line.

Menu/Dining Details: A la carte lunch and cocktail service available 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 p.m. or tables may be resold.

Price: $30 per person

Phoenix Room

Location: Business casual indoor dining on the 4th floor overlooking the Paddock.

Dress Code: Business Casual. Gentlemen: Dress slacks, dress shirt with collar. Dress shoes & dress socks. Ladies: Clothing of comparable formality to gentlemen, including but not limited to skirts, dresses, tailored pantsuit or dress slacks. Not Permitted: Denim regardless of color, slacks designed to resemble jeans, shorts (including rompers), clothing or shoes that resemble athletic attire, abbreviated or revealing attire.

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Take elevators B or C to the 4th floor and follow the direction of Guest Services to the Phoenix Room.

Menu/Dining Details: Buffet lunch available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; desserts served until 4:00 p.m.; Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 p.m. or tables may be resold.

Price: $70 per person

Lexington/Kentucky Room

Location: Formal indoor dining on the 4th floor overlooking the track.

Dress Code: Business Formal. Gentlemen: Dress slacks, dress shirt with collar. Dress shoes & dress socks. Ladies: Clothing of comparable formality to gentlemen, including but not limited to skirts, dresses, tailored pantsuit or dress slacks. Not Permitted: Denim regardless of color, slacks designed to resemble jeans, shorts (including rompers), clothing or shoes that resemble athletic attire, abbreviated or revealing attire.

Directions to Enter: Enter through the Grandstand North, South or East entrances. Take elevators B or C to the 4th floor and follow the direction of Guest Services to the Lexington/Kentucky Room.

Menu/Dining Details: Buffet lunch available 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; desserts served until 4:00 p.m.; Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Gratuity applied to parties of 8+.

Room Details: Room opens at 11 a.m.; must arrive by 1:15 p.m. or tables may be resold.

Price: $85 per person

Cancellation Policy: Guests have 48 hours prior to arrival to cancel for full refund.

Tips for Your Visit

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Parking


Make the most of your Keeneland experience and plan your arrival ahead of time! Parking is free across the grounds with several zones in which you can park. All public parking is recommended to enter through Gate 1. All permit parking is recommended to enter through Gate 2. Complimentary shuttle stops are located throughout parking areas.  

Paved Parking: There is limited paved parking available on a first-come, first-served basis. Keeneland Security will direct Patrons to proper parking areas. If you plan to tailgate, please review the tailgating restrictions for each lot.

The Hill & Meadow: Public Parking is available in Keeneland’s grass covered areas located near the Entertainment Center. The Hill is Keeneland’s official tailgate lot, and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays offering amenities such as live racing on a jumbo TV, food trucks, live music, wagering & more. Suggested entry through Gate 1, or on busier days, Gate 4 via Van Meter Rd.

Handicapped Parking: Patrons requiring assistance are encouraged to park in handicapped parking (available in rows 21-22), with golf carts shuttling to the Grandstand South Entrance. Suggested entry through Gate 2.

Bus Parking: A designated lot for buses and RVs is adjacent to Barns 1-3, cost is $10 cash at the lot. Suggested entry through Gate 1.

Taxi/Uber/Lyft Station: Drop-off and pick-up area for taxis, Uber, Lyft and other rideshare options is located at the top of the Drive-Thru Betting lane, near row 27, accessed via Gate 2.

Tailgating and the Hill

Take part in the Keeneland tradition of tailgating and familiarize yourself with Keeneland’s tailgating policies.

People tailgating at the hill. Playing cornhole.

The Hill

The designated tailgating spot is open on Fridays and Saturdays, offering amenities such as live racing on a jumbo TV, food trucks, live music, wagering & more.

Keeneland parking area and entrance.

Paved Parking Area

Tailgating permitted each race day, but the use of tents, grills and saving of parking spaces is prohibited in this area.

Premium tailgating area.

Premium Tailgating

Premium packages are available to reserve on The Hill thanks to the Tailigate Guys “A REVELxp Company."

Keeneland Concessions

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

Make The Most Of Your Race Day


Be sure to pay a visit to these essential spots during your visit.

Race day. People watching race. Image taken from the back.

Grab a Race Day Program

Available for purchase at booths near each gate and Keeneland Shop kiosks around the grounds.

Keeneland shop.

Visit the Keeneland Shop

Commemorate your visit at The Keeneland Shop located near the South Gate entrance.

Wagering Central area. People talking to the betologists.

Visit Wagering Central

Speak with our BETologists for betting tips! Located on the first floor under the grandstand.

People touring keeneland. An expert showing the race track.

Take a Tour

Enhance your race day by adding a behind-the-scenes experience. Keeneland offers a variety of tour experiences, but make sure to book in advance as tours sell out quickly.

Keeneland At Your Fingertips


Download these helpful mobile tools to assist with your race day experience!

Women using keeneland app at keeneland.

Keeneland Race Day App

Includes betting tips from the experts, program and result details, live video and replays and more.

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Keeneland Select Mobile Betting

Keeneland Select Mobile Betting

Bet from your phone with Keeneland Select! New users receive a $100 bonus back after they wager $300 in the first 30 days

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At Your Service


Should you need assistance in planning or preparing for your race day at Keeneland, please contact customerservice@keeneland.com. And on race days, look for our Guest Service staff dressed in green jackets, who would be happy to assist you.

Keeneland assistant at the race.

Safety & Security


For the safety of our guests, patrons will be asked to walk through metal detectors prior to entering through admission gates. Soft checks will be performed on purses and backpacks. Firearms and weapons are not allowed within the Keeneland gates.

Lady going through the security area.

VisitLEX


While in town for the races, we encourage you to visit our friends at VisitLEX for helpful tips, restaurant recommendations, accommodations and more.