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Address: 4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510-1690
Phone Number: 859-254-3412
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Horseback riding, Gambling, Viewing foliage, Dining
Description: Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of...
Part thoroughbred race course, part sales company and considered one of America's most beautiful tracks, Keeneland is known for its well-designed and meticulous landscaping. The grounds consist of the paddock, a prep area where visitors can view horses up-close just before the race and a combination of dirt and turf race tracks.
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Fun to watch

My family always goes to this track at least every year. It is fun to bet on horses and watch them but be careful, there are skanky looking women and drunk people who don't seem... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

My family always goes to this track at least every year. It is fun to bet on horses and watch them but be careful, there are skanky looking women and drunk people who don't seem very family appropriate.The staff seem pretty nice and the food is good. The gift shop is pretty expensive though.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Keeneland offers the very best in Thoroughbred racing. It's a first- rate, professional experience everytime.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Keeneland is good track for a scenic and local feel. The track's Burgoo is also good to try. Racing is April & October only which adds to the season ambience.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Even if racing is the 2nd best reason to go, you will not be disappointed. The staff is amazing, the track is beautiful and the horse are top quality. Sales, racing or corporate event- JUST GO!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is no doubt the BEST horsetrack in the world. Nothing quite describes it. One must visit. Reservations can be made beginning in August and February. Get there early and stay late. Be sure to get Clubhouse tickets if possible.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Their slogan is "Racing as it was meant to be" and in the heart of America's thoroughbred breeding capitol, Keeneland lives up to its promise. Every owner, trainer and breeder wants to win at Keeneland. They bring their best horses and groom them up for the occasion. Get close to the horses and the locals also in the paddock, enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Made the trip out to Keeneland because we had heard so much about the place and it was worth it. Depending on the time of year, you can see the pageantry of horse racing and even take the time to wager a dollar or two. There are back barn tours of the stables which is very interesting. Get there early... More 

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Tequesta, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Keeneland Racecourse is a magical place!! I've been going since I was a child and enjoyed it immensely as an adult when I lived in Lexington. Now it's my special visit home once or twice per year! Unlike other tracks that area in the middle of cities, Keeneland is situated serenely among old horses farms and rolling hills. Truly a... More 

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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you like the Wrigley Baseball Field in Chicago, you will love Keeneland race track. You can have breakfast there, and watch the horses come out, the track is much closer to the seats than at Churchill, and it is such a beautiful setting. Lots of ivy. They also have a lovely gift shop with high quality items, and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

From breakfast with the Jockey's to viewiwing the thoroughbreds close-up in the paddocks to people-watching to betting on the ponies, Keeneland's spring and fall meets are the place to be. Whether one stands in the general admission area, sits in the bleachers, or one dines and observes the races in one of several excellent indoor restaurants, there simply is no... More 

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