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 this spring!

Spring Race Meet

April 4 - 26

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Fall Race Meet

Oct. 4 - 26

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Race Day Events

The Keeneland race meet offers a number of special events for fans to enjoy.

Special Events

Jockey Autograph Signing

Racing fans can meet jockeys currently participating at Keeneland as well as retired jockeys. 

04/04/2019 - 1:15pm

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Special Events

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Keeneland

The 2019 Spring Meet kicks off on Thursday, April 4, with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m.

04/04/2019 - 3:00pm

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Special Events

College Scholarship Day

College Scholarship Day offers a free, fun day at the races for thousands of college and university students from Kentucky and beyond.

04/05/2019 - 12:00pm

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Special Events
The Hill

The Hill

“The Hill” is Keeneland’s official tailgating area, where thousands of fans gather on Fridays and Saturdays during the race meet to celebrate world

04/05/2019 - 12:30pm

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Special Events

Sunrise Trackside

Every Saturday morning during the race meet, Keeneland shares a special side of Thoroughbred racing that is worth getting up early to enjoy.

04/06/2019 - 7:00am

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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

  • 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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