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.

Tickets for the 2021 Fall Meet go on sale August 16 at 9 a.m. We encourage you to purchase your tickets online at, ahead of time, to allow for contactless entry to Keeneland.

The health and safety of our employees, horsemen and fans is our first priority.  Keeneland will continue to monitor developments with the COVID-19 virus and follow  guidance from  health and government officials. As this time, we are planning to operate at full capacity for the 2021 fall race meeting. We will post updates on our protocols leading up to the race meeting at


Fall Meet

October 8-30

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Parking & Directions

Free public parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the paved parking rows near the Grandstand.

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Grounds Map
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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 Race Day Visit

  • Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • Due to capacity limitations, all tickets must be purchased in advance; no day-of onsite ticket sales.
  • Post time for the first race each day is 1:00 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 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.
  • 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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