A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland features beautifully manicured grounds that are normally open to the public every day. Home to spectacular Thoroughbred racing and the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction company, Keeneland welcomes guests to celebrate our timeless beauty. For guests interested in learning the history of Keeneland and an overview of operations for both racing and sales, guided walking tours are available. Our outside walking tour with an experienced Tour Guide takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, grounds, and when available, to the world-renowned Sales Pavilion. Following the trackside tour, fans are invited to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world's largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred.
This tour is offered throughout the year at Keeneland, days vary upon the season. Tickets must be purchased in advance online for $15 per person; children 12 and under are free but still require a child ticket. Tours will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. The tour begins promptly at 8:30 a.m., lasts for just over 1 hour and largely takes place outside, rain or shine, so please dress for the weather. For your comfort, wear appropriate shoes for walking, standing and climbing stairs. All guests must check in at least 15 minutes prior to tour time at the Welcome Center, located adjacent to the Grandstand South entrance located at the top of parking row 7.
Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Health and Safety
Keeneland follows the health and safety guidance of the CDC and state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Keeneland has increased sanitation measures throughout the grounds. Guests, horsemen and employees who are not feeling well are expected to stay home.
Private tours are available on select dates upon request at $20 per person (minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 patrons per group). To schedule a private tour, please contact us at 859-288-4142 or email@example.com.
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