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Behind-the-Scenes Sales Tours

Keeneland Tours, Lexington, KY

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Only Available in April, September & November

Keeneland offers guests a unique opportunity to experience a behind-the-scenes look at the world’s leading Thoroughbred auction house. Tour Guides will lead guests throughout the grounds to get an in-depth look at sales operations. Experience includes a tour of the world-renowned Keeneland Sales Pavilion and auction ring, where some of Thoroughbred racing's greatest horses have been sold.

A limited number of dates and tickets are available for this exclusive experience during Keeneland's April Horses of Racing Age Sale, September Yearling Sale or November Breeding Stock Sale.

Best suited for ages 13+. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Welcome Center for $35 per person. Tours will be limited to 10 people, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. This approximately 1 mile walking tour lasts for 90 minutes and largely takes place outside -- rain or shine. For your comfort, we ask that you dress for the weather and appropriate shoes for walking/standing/climbing stairs for long periods of time.

Please check in to the Welcome Center located at the top of parking row 7 at least 15 minutes ahead of time.


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.