Note: With the safety and well-being of our patrons, horsemen and employees at the forefront of our planning, we are excited to welcome you back to Keeneland. Based on guidance from health authorities and government agencies, we are implementing new safety measures.

  • Daily Medical Screenings at Keeneland Gates: Only those with a temperature less than 100.4 degrees and showing no symptoms of illness will be granted access to the Keeneland grounds.
  • Face Coverings Required for Everyone: Masks are required at all times for patrons, horsemen and employees while on the Keeneland grounds.
  • Social Distancing and Capacity Measures: To allow for social distancing, group sizes of 10 or less are permitted inside the Keeneland grandstand. Groups that visit the grounds together are expected to remain at least 6 feet away from other groups.
  • Increased Sanitation Protocols: Keeneland has increased sanitation measures throughout the grounds. Patrons, horsemen and employees are expected to wash or sanitize their hands often. Patrons are not permitted on floors 2-4 or interior spaces of the grandstand.

A National Historic Landmark, Keeneland features beautifully landscaped grounds and is the world’s largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice a year.

Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, Keeneland will limit the number of patrons on each tour.  Patrons must book tours in advance, as onsite ticket sales will not be permitted.

Private tours are available upon request at $20 per person (minimum of 4 patrons and maximum of 10 patrons per group). To schedule a private tour, please contact us at 859-288-4142 or

Complimentary self-guided walking tour maps are available inside The Keeneland Shop or can be downloaded here.

Visit Horse Country for tour access to horse farms, equine medical clinics and equine attractions dedicated to sharing the stories of Kentucky’s Horse Country. For more information about things to do in Lexington, see