Sunrise Trackside

Saturdays in October

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

Sunrise Trackside
Schedule of Activities
Morning Works until 10 a.m.
Breakfast with the Works (Equestrian Room - $8 buffet, kids under 5 eat free) 7-8:30 a.m.
Children's Activities 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Guided Walking Tours 7:30-10 a.m.
Paddock Demonstration 9-9:20 a.m.
Jockey Q&A Session 12:05 p.m.


Sunrise Trackside is a free, family friendly event that begins at 7:00 a.m. with Breakfast with the Works (until 8:30 a.m.), where patrons can enjoy breakfast while horses train on the main track. Listen to trackside commentary about the history of Keeneland, current activities at the track and how Thoroughbreds train between races. You might even see a Breeders’ Cup hopeful or another well-known horse on the track.

Events continue with children’s activities in the Kids Club Corner (7-9 a.m.). Guided walking tours depart from the welcome stand near the Paddock (7:30-10:00 a.m.).

No reservations are needed to take part in Sunrise Trackside. Activities continue rain or shine


Special Halloween Edition – On October 26, Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to the track. Buckles, the Keeneland Kid’s Club mascot, will award Kid’s Club prize packages to some of the best costumes. Children will enjoy special Halloween activities and have a chance to collect some candy. An appearance by the Headless Horseman will occur in the Paddock at 9:00 a.m. and on the track during the race day.