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 welcome back for tours, morning workouts, Keeneland Shop, the Keeneland Library, and more.

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On the Grounds this Summer


Morning Workouts

Morning Workouts

Daily until 10 a.m. on Keeneland’s Main Track

Did you know you can watch morning workouts throughout the summer? Take your breakfast to-go and head up to the track to watch some of the sport's best train at Keeneland. Make sure to arrive between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. so you don't miss it!


Big Lex 4 Miler

Run Walks

Throughout the summer

Each year, Keeneland is home to numerous Run/Walks, raising funds and awareness for local charities. UK HealthCare is a proud partner of Keeneland’s Run Walks.

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Concours d’Elegance

July 17, 2021

The annual Keeneland Concours d’Elegance will again be held at Keeneland. We will be showcasing the finest collector vehicles in the country from antiques to future classics.

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Picnic with the Pops

August 14, 2021

PWP has become the city’s favorite Summer event featuring a unique world-class guest artist each year, music by The Lexington Philharmonic, picnic dinners, contests and more in a light-hearted, family-friendly atmosphere!

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Railbird Festival

August 28-29, 2021

Keeneland is excited to welcome back Railbird to our grounds this Summer. Enjoy Music, Unique Bourbon and Culinary Experiences and MORE!

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The Keeneland Shop

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

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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. - 2:00 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 859-288-4145 or send an email to