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Keeneland Select, Lexington

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Keeneland Select, 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. Plan your visit to Keeneland Select and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Lexington vacation builder.
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Where to stay in Lexington

Downtown Lexington offers accommodations ranging from budget to luxury, but for easier access to the area's famous horse parks and farms, consider staying just north of the city proper. Many rustic bed and breakfasts on the edge of town offer guests a chance to stay at a farmhouse or log cabin. These properties provide not only every comfort of home, but also much more privacy than a downtown hotel could offer. To avoid driving to Lexington's major urban attractions, consider a hotel near the city's convention center.
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  • Keeneland is a must-see when visiting Lexington. Our tour coordinator, Mary, made the visit even more special with her historical and human interest stories!  more »
  • Grounds were pretty much empty on a Sunday. Amazing to just walk the grounds and imagine the races. Well maintained. Beautiful scenery.  more »
  • The Keeneland tour was fascinating, the tour guide highly knowledgable and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!  more »
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  • The best and easiest to use online wagering site by far. Horse racing from all over the world live on video
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