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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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  • August 14, 2017
    We did the 8:15am tour. Riders were exercising the horses at that time which mad the visit even better.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    In fairness, I have not been to every other track, but Keeneland is exceptionally scenic. Surrounded by the bucolic rolling hills of horse country, the fabulous stone structures (including the grandst...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Keeneland is horse racing in its purest form. It is quaint, and user friendly, and a great way to spend an afternoon. You have great scenery, great food, great drinks and a real opportunity to win som...  more »
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  • July 1, 2017
    I haven't found a way to review a race horses better than this please I would like to encourage you to keep doing this wonderful program
  • March 25, 2017
    The best and easiest to use online wagering site by far. Horse racing from all over the world live on video
  • April 12, 2017
    Great place to visit if you like horses! The way horse racing started

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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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