Keeneland Race Track

While perhaps not as well known for racing as the state’s iconic Churchill Downs, Kentucky’s Keeneland racecourse, founded in Lexington in 1935, has one of the best turf tracks in the United States, and is world famous for its annual thoroughbred sales of young horses.

Keeneland Race Track Layout

As well as the race track, training track and sales pavilion, Keeneland features a library boasting the world's largest collection of books and reference material pertaining to the throughbred horse.

Keeneland Race Track Layout


Track History & Quick Facts

One of Keeneland's founders was Hal Price Headley. He is forever remembered because the 4 1/2 furlong course, The Headley Course, is named after him. Another of the Keeneland's founders is immortalized as well, with the 7-furlong Beard Course named after Major Louie Beard.

One of the major events that take place at the Keeneland Race Track is the Toyota Blue Grass stakes race. The Toyota Blue Grass stakes race takes place in April - normally in the middle of the month and on a weekend. The Toyota Blue Grass stakes race has a $750,000 purse and the action is intense. It is a Grade I event that is open to three-year-olds only. The race is a one and one-eight mile long. It's not to be missed. The Toyota Blue Grass is the major stakes race of the season at the Keeneland Race Track.

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Keeneland Racing and Sales

  • Address : 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510
  • Phone : (859) 254-3412 or (800) 456-3412
  • Opening hours : Gates open at 11 AM during race meet
  • Website :
  • Racing schedule :

    2015 Spring Meet – April 3 to 24, Wednesday through Sunday

    → 2015 Fall Meet – September 30 to October 31


  • Big races :

    → Grade I – Maker’s 46 Mile

    Grade I – Blue Grass Stakes

    Grade I – Jenny Wiley Stakes

    Grade I – Shadwell Turf Mile

  • Post Times :

    1:05 PM – Fall Meet


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