Corporate Name: Keeneland Association, Incorporated
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1690, Lexington, Kentucky 40588-1690
Street Address: 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, Kentucky 40510 (click for map)
Telephone: (859) 254-3412; (800) 456-3412
Fax: (859) 255-2484
Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark. Racing enthusiasts from around the world come to this picturesque track in the heart of horse country to watch top Thoroughbreds, trainers, owners, and jockeys vie for a spot in racing history.
Live racing at Keeneland (in April and October) is legendary both for its relaxing and congenial atmosphere and the outstanding quality of competition. Among the 16 stakes races of the spring meet are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and Central Bank Ashland Stakes, both important Grade I prep races for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, respectively. The fall meet, showcasing six Grade I races including the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile and Juddmonte Spinster, has served as a launch pad to success in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The daily purse structure at Keeneland is among the highest of any track in North America.
Although best known to the general public for racing, Keeneland is recognized as the world’s foremost Thoroughbred auction company within the equine industry. Keeneland annually hosts three sales with horses of all ages in January, yearlings in September and breeding stock in November.
Equine athletes train at Keeneland year-round on the 11/16-mile main dirt track or the 5/8-mile training track, which has a Polytrack® surface. The library, considered one of the finest Thoroughbred research libraries in the world, is open daily, Monday through Friday (hours vary during live racing).
|Officers: Bill Thomason, President and Chief Executive Officer; Vince Gabbert, Vice President & COO; Connie Hale, Vice President & CFO
Vice President of Racing & Sales: Bob Elliston
Director of Sales: Geoffrey Russell, (859) 288-4358; Fax: (859) 233-2257
Legal Counsel: Stoll, Keenon & Ogden, PLLC, (859) 231-3000
Racing Secretary: Ben Huffman, (859) 280-4721
Owner Relations Contact: Katherine McKee, (859) 288-4289
Mutuels/Simulcast Contact: Jim Goodman, (859) 288-4261
Track Caterer: Keeneland Hospitality, (859) 253-0541; (859) 254-3412, ext. 4437
Location: Six miles west of Lexington on U.S. Highway 60
Nearest City: Lexington; population, 305,500
Nearest Airport: Blue Grass Airport, next to track
Track Data: Main track, 11/16 miles, dirt, with 4˝ and 7-furlong chutes; stretch length, 1,236 feet; turf course, 7˝ furlongs; training track, 5/8 mile, Polytrack®; stable area capacity, 1,951 horses; total acreage, 1034
Seating Accommodations: Grandstand, 6,971; clubhouse, 1,828
Price of Admission: Grandstand, $5.00; children 12 and under admitted free; reserved seats (including admission), $8.00 Wednesday and Thursday; $10.00 Friday, Saturday and Sunday; $20.00 Toyota Blue Grass Day, Coolmore Lexington Day and Fall Stars Saturday; clubhouse, private – for members only
Clubhouse Dress Requirements: Conventional coat, dress shirt and tie for gentlemen; conventional dress, tailored pantsuits or dress slacks with jacket for ladies
Minimum Age Admitted: No minimum age
Parking Facilities: 10,000; free (shuttle available from many lots)
Sunrise Trackside at Keeneland: Breakfast With the Works, 7:00–8:30 a.m.; paddock demonstration, 9:00 a.m.; Kids Club Corner, 7:00–9:00 a.m.; tours, 8:00–10:30 a.m.; handicapping seminar, 11:30 a.m.; jockey Q&A, 12:05 p.m.