Keeneland Health And Safety Protocols

The health and Safety of our employees, horsemen and fans is our top priority. Keeneland Race Course reserves the right to search all persons and their belongings and to refuse admission or to eject any person refusing such procedures or where such search produces contents to items deemed unlawful, dangerous, obnoxious or prohibitive by Keeneland.  Please see below for additional admission details and contact us at [email protected] for any questions.

COVID-19 Policy

Keeneland encourages vaccinations for all eligible individuals, Masks are not required at this time but continue to be recommended indoors for those who are unvaccinated or have underlying conditions.

Updated October 5, 2022
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Things to Know Before Your Race Day Visit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrons may not bring food and beverage (including alcohol), balloons, grills, tents or sports equipment.
  • 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.
  • Only patrons with a media credential are permitted to bring large camera equipment. Credentials must be visible at all times.
  • Keeneland allows the use of umbrellas outdoors. Please be mindful of your surroundings and do not open/close/twirl umbrellas near horses.
  • 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. Weapons also include guns knives, pepper spray, tasers, or items which Keeneland deems unlawful, dangerous or obnoxious onto the premises.
  • Keeneland is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call the ticketing office at (859) 288-4299 for more information.

Evacuation Guidelines

In the event of an emergency, please be aware of Keeneland's evacuation guidelines for exiting the plant.

Keeneland Photo and Video Policy

Keeneland welcomes fans to safely share your race-day experience with family and friends. As you do, please remember the safety of our human and equine athletes is our top priority. In addition, all patrons are subject to Keeneland’s ticketing and admissions policy, which is available here and incorporated herein by reference:

Handheld cameras, still and video cameras, and camera phones are allowed on the grounds subject to the following:

1. Photographs, videos, and the making of drawings or paintings on Keeneland property are permitted for personal use only;

2. The foregoing are permitted only in areas open to the public, and must not block aisles or walkways or otherwise distract staff or security;

3. The use of professional photographic equipment (such as tripods, monopods, handheld microphones, lighting instruments, other external equipment, etc.) is not permitted; and

4. A safe distance must be maintained at all times from all human and equine athletes.

Any commercial or other unauthorized use of any transmission, picture or image, film, writing, drawing, or other depiction of Keeneland or its names, marks, or logos is prohibited without Keeneland’s prior express written consent.

Please be mindful that your photography or video activities respect the needs and privacy of other patrons, athletes and other participants and do not distract staff or security from their primary duties. Keeneland reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph or videotape on its premises if it is a disruption and/or is perceived that it might endanger patrons, equine or human athletes or other participants, staff, or others.