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Keeneland, Lexington

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Must see · Casino · Horse Track
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Keeneland, home to one of America's premier thoroughbred horse racetracks, offers live racing and a world-class reference library dedicated to the sport. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the complex began operations in 1936. Notable races include the Blue Grass Stakes and Beaumont Stakes, well known as preparatory races for Kentucky Derby hopefuls. The track's annual horse auctions draw buyers from around the world. If you can’t catch a live race, try one of the racetrack's self-guided tours of its active facilities. Find out how to plan Lexington trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Truly the best Horse track anywhere. Super Clean and Friendly. I have been many times - But the Breeders Cup was the best. Having seen in many places! Keeneland hand down the best! 
    Truly the best Horse track anywhere. Super Clean and Friendly. I have been many times - But the Breeders Cup was the best. Having seen in many places! Keeneland hand down the best!  more »
  • We had a tour by Mary Perkins. She was very informed and made us feel extremely welcome. Mary helped us have an amazing experience. 
    We had a tour by Mary Perkins. She was very informed and made us feel extremely welcome. Mary helped us have an amazing experience.  more »
  • We were a group of 4 couples visiting Keeneland for the first time. Mary Perkins was such a wonderful and informative contact person and made our trip a five star! Thank you Mary! 
    We were a group of 4 couples visiting Keeneland for the first time. Mary Perkins was such a wonderful and informative contact person and made our trip a five star! Thank you Mary!  more »
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  • Absolutely recommend this experience. What a gorgeous race track. We had so much fun. Highly encourage you to buy tickets well in advance. This place sells out quickly. Parking was great, no issues getting in or out however, we did stay until all races were done. Many people left before hand. Get your race brochure when you walk in so you are prepared. So many windows open for betting and the people helped you if you are new to placing your first bet. After that, you'll be a pro. Above all, we found the horse betting is a lot like March Madness, there is no crystal ball on who will win so picking your favorite name or cool color is definitely a strategy 😉
  • What a blast! I haven't been here for 30 years , it was amazing how it changed, I remember pulling up in the lot next to the Grand Stand. I was VERY happy to see the spittoons were gone! Also that people dont throw their tickets on the ground anymore. The dress is a lot more casual than I remember. There were several people who took benches and moved them in a U shape to reserve them. The people behind us did that and never filled all the seats and also blocked the aisles making it difficult to get to and from our seat. All in all it was a great day and we had a great time. Its a beautiful track.
  • We love this racecourse. When I think racing, I think Keeneland. They have a wonderful old tradition feel with a wonderful staff. This place is a well oiled machine. Multiple Stakes races and the Bluegrass Derby Prep is a must see. Top quality place.
  • I am not a big horse race fan. I am a born and raised Kentuckian and take pride in our bourbon and horse industry. With that being said, if I were a horse race fan this would be the place for me. The grounds and building were nice and clean. The staff really know how to make you feel welcome. I didn't do any gambling, but others in my party did. Definitely something everyone should visit at least once if you find yourself in Kentucky. And if that's your thing, you will feel right at home here.
  • Keeneland is a lovely horse track set against a picturesque background. The paddock is beautiful, the atmosphere is family friendly, and it's a more intimate horse racing experience. It can get a bit crowded with UK students etc but that is just part of it's charm some weekends. Would definitely recommend a visit if you're from out of town or just want to watch some live horse racing in Kentucky.

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