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Keeneland

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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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We try to get to Keeneland for both the spring and fall meet. It is beautiful and so are all the staff that work there. Never a bad experience. Even if there are no horse races... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to try thoroughbred racing since we were in Kentucky and weren't able to stay for Derby week. If you don't know what you're doing don't be afraid. Buy the Keeneland racing program, there's a nice explanation of betting options inside. Get a idea of what you what to do before heading to the betting windows.The folks at the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We try to get to Keeneland for both the spring and fall meet. It is beautiful and so are all the staff that work there. Never a bad experience. Even if there are no horse races go and tour Keeneland just for its beauty and history its well worth the trip.

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Louisville, tn
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Along with a ton of other folks, we spent a beautiful afternoon watching amazing thoroughbreds run and strut. I was impressed with how many people Keeneland can handle comfortably. Parking was a little tight, as we arrived for race 4. But it's a well run facility and it was lots of fun just picking a horse or two to bet... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

If you want classic Kentucky horse racing, then look no further than Keeneland. Home of the final KY Derby prep race "The Bluegrass Stakes", it is a great social experience when visiting Lexington in April or October. Keeneland signals both the beginning of Spring, and the End of the Summer. Dress well, ladies wear a nice hat, and have a... More 

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Cincinnati
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135 reviews 135 reviews
25 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful facility in Lexington's horse country. When we arrived, people were enjoying themselves tailgating in the parking lots. There is both covered and outside seating available. It is possible to see the horses up close in the paddock area before placing your bets. It's also a great place for people watching - a lot of people tend... More 

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Tallahassee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Keeneland is a special place, unlike other race tracks. Everyone is friendly and helpful, they have special greeters stationed around the track to help customers. Food and drink are also great, try the hot dog. Most are dressed rally nice and everyone seems to be having fun. Of course the horses are remarkable. A great day of entertainment and fun.

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had the great fortune of tagging onto an interesting and informative tour of the track and sales areas before the racing started -- many thanks to Mike G., who is an outstanding tour guide. There's so much more to Keeneland than just the racing -- the place is gorgeous, clean as a whistle, and thrives on tradition and a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Just visiting this magnificent race track makes u a winner. The facility is top notch and the opportunity to see the horses close up is great.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful setting to tailgate and spend the day with friends. We always spend the entire day at the track - inside and outside. The grounds are so clean!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great day at my first horse race. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There were so many people there having a great time. Will certainly go back.

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