Behind-the-Scenes Racing Tours
Keeneland offers guests an unique opportunity to experience a behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred Racing. Our Tour Guides will provide guests with an up close and personal experience of the grounds early in the morning. The experience includes a rare insider’s look at the Jockey’s Quarters where some of racing’s leading jockeys prepare for their race day, a walk by the barns, watching the morning workouts trackside, and when available, tour of the world-renowned Keeneland Sales Pavilion.
The Behind the Scenes Racing tours are from 9 - 11 a.m. and will only be offered on select days in April & October. The Wednesday & Thursday tour package - for $60 per person during live racing - may be purchased in advance online or at the Keeneland Welcome Center. This race meet package (Wednesday & Thursday only) includes the Behind the Scenes Racing tour, general admission, reserved grandstand seating, a race day program, and food voucher. Friday tours are $35 per person and includes only the tour.
Tours will be limited to a maximum of 10 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 so please dress for the weather. For your comfort we ask that you wear appropriate shoes for walking 1 mile, standing, and climbing stairs. Please check in at the Welcome Center, located adjacent to the Grandstand South entrance at the top of parking row 7, 20 minutes prior to tour time