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Backstretch Tour

Keeneland Tours, Lexington, KY


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Walk through Keeneland’s Stable Area – commonly called the “backstretch” -- and see activities that occur every day – from a racehorse being bathed and walked to receiving new shoes. Other tour stops include the main track and training track, Racing Office and Sales Pavilion.

A limited number of dates and maximum of 10 tickets are available for this exclusive experience. This tour is for ages 13+ only. 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.

Because of concerns surrounding COVID-19, Keeneland will continue to limit the number of guests in each tour. Guests are encouraged to book tours in advance, as tickets will sell out.

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.