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Behind-the-Scenes Racing Tours

Keeneland Tours, Lexington, KY

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Keeneland offers guests an extraordinary chance to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the path both the jockey’s and Thoroughbred’s travel during a race day. Tour Guides will provide guests with an up close and personal opportunity to walk the grounds early in the morning. This unique opportunity includes a rare insider’s look at the Jockey’s Quarters where some of racing’s leading jockeys prepare for their race day, a walk by the barns, watching the morning workouts, and when available, tour of the world-renowned Keeneland Sales Pavilion.

A limited number of dates and maximum of 10 tickets are available for this exclusive experience. This tour is best suited for ages 13+. Tickets must be purchased in advance online for $35 per person (does not include General Admission on race days). 

This tour lasts for 1.5 hours and largely takes place outside; rain or shine. For your comfort we ask that you dress for the weather and wear appropriate shoes for walking up to 1 ¼ miles, standing and climbing stairs.

Please check in to the Keeneland Welcome Center located at the top of parking row 7.

Age Restrictions

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.