Visiting Keeneland

Experience the Best of Keeneland


A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland features beautifully landscaped grounds that are open to the public every day. Fans and horsemen alike are welcome to enjoy our spectacular racing, attend one of our three horse sales or simply visit the grounds and celebrate Keeneland’s timeless beauty. Take a look at some of our favorite activities for fans to enjoy.

Visitors are welcomed back on November 19 for tours, morning workouts, Keeneland Shop and more. The Keeneland Library remains closed to the public at this time. Live thoroughbred racing will return to Keeneland April 1-23. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, further information in regards to ticketing will be released in January. Learn more about our Safety Protocols here.

The Keeneland Shop

Browse our exclusive line of Keeneland-branded merchandise, equine gifts, home goods, barware and luxury apparel online or visit Keeneland Mercantile.

Visit the Keeneland Shop or browse our exclusive line of Keeneland-branded merchandise, equine gifts, home goods, barware and luxury apparel online.

Keeneland Location Hours:

Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Closed Sunday

The Keeneland Shop has re-opened with enhanced safety protocols, including:

  • Masks required for in-store shopping
  • Patron capacity limited to 35
  • Please practice social distancing when in-store
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    Keeneland Mercantile

    Keeneland’s dedication to heritage and culture is at the heart of Keeneland Mercantile – a retail destination in downtown Lexington at City Center that showcases the best of what our region, our tradition and our craftsmen have to offer.

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    Tour the Keeneland Grounds

    Learn about the history of Keeneland, go behind-the-scenes of our racing and sales operations, enjoy a trackside view of morning workouts, get an exclusive look at the Jockeys Quarters and much more on one of our must-see Keeneland tours.

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    Tour Horse Country

    While you’re in the area, explore the beauty and history of the Bluegrass on a Horse Country tour. From horse farms to equine attractions and more, experience the stories of the Thoroughbred, the land and the people behind them.

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    Preserving Racing's Rich History


    Established in 1939, the Keeneland Library is a public research and reference library that is one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. Dedicated to preserving the history of the sport, the Library received a Special Eclipse Award in 2002 for its contributions to the Thoroughbred industry.

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    Keeneland Kid's Club
    Keeneland Kids Club

    Register for the Keeneland Kids Club, dedicated to developing young fans of the Thoroughbred and giving back to the Central Kentucky community.

    Free to Keeneland fans 12 and under, members of the Kids Club will receive a personalized membership pass, a birthday card from Buckles, discounts, invitations to exclusive holiday events and more.

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    The Track Kitchen
    One of Lexington's Best-Kept Dining Secrets

    The Keeneland Track Kitchen is a morning highlight, and you don’t have to be a horseman to enjoy the home-style food. In fact, you might find yourself sitting near a notable trainer, jockey or owner when you do.

    Track Kitchen Hours:
    Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Closed on major holidays.
    Phone Number: 859-280-2449

    We request that large groups (20 or more) call ahead for special accommodations to 859-288-4316 or send an email to events@keeneland.com.