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Lexington/Kentucky Room

Backstretch Tours

Join us for an all-day experience of Thoroughbred racing at its finest. Begin your day on the backside with a walk through the barns to see raceday preparations underway. Other tour stops include a trackside view of morning workouts, the racing office and restricted Jockey's Quarters.

Following the tour, guests will meet a Keeneland BETologist to learn more about how to place a bet and read a program, then enjoy the thrill of live Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of the Keeneland grandstand.

Backstretch Tours will only be offered on select Wednesdays. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Welcome Center for $53 per person during live racing. The package includes the tour, general admission, reserved grandstand seating, a race day program, and food voucher. Backstretch tours are $32 per person in the off season and include the tour only.

Tours will be limited to a maximum of 12 people, so visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance online. The tour itself lasts for two hours and largely takes place outside, rain or shine. For your comfort we ask that you dress for the weather. Please check in at the Welcome Center, located adjacent to the Grandstand South entrance located at the top of parking row 7, by 8:50 AM during the race meet and 8:15 during the off-season.