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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: Viewing foliage, Dining, Horseback riding, Gambling
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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The Best Horse Track I've Ever Been to

This not for profit track plows all it's profits back into the facility and it shows. landscaping, Architecture and facilities are of the highest quality. The crowd is the most... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Vero Beach, Florida
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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This not for profit track plows all it's profits back into the facility and it shows. landscaping, Architecture and facilities are of the highest quality. The crowd is the most well dress, most polite and best looking of all race track crowds I've witnessed, and I've been to the best, Churchill Downs, Belmont, Santa Anita, etc.

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had breakfast at the Track Kitchen, walked around the Grandstand and spent over an hour watching the horses train. Early morning is the time for a visit as this is when all the action is happening. Everywhere we went, we met friendly, welcoming people. It is a very different experience to other tracks I've been to. Very much more... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Keeneland is an absolute must if you're in Lexington during April or October. This is such a wonderful tradition. Beautiful horses, talented jockeys, experienced trainers, and so much fun to watch the horses run! Plan to arrive early enough to get a great parking spot, bring your appetizers and beverages of choice to tailgate with friends or family. Call ahead... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We received a recommendation from a restaurant owner that Keeneland was a must see. We followed his advice and what a treat. This a beautiful property. I will plan to view a race here in the future.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This was the first time we had been to a horse race track. We had such an awesome time just sitting and watching what was going on around us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Absolutely awesome with ability to see the big preps under way while the race track is not in use. Beautiful facility, grounds, gift shop. You still have the ability to walk around all the areas including the stalls, winners circle, viewing area, and acquaint yourself with the different seat areas. Highlights include seeing the jockey scale. Reportedly one of the... More 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

To experience the horses running live is an amazing experience for all family members. And the food is some of the signature dishes for Kentucky

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Go early between 7:00-10:00am so you can see the trainers and thoroughbreds on the track. You can stand near the rail close enough for the jockeys to say "good morning" to you. These horses are beautiful. Make sure to grab breakfast in the Track Kitchen. Delicious and affordable. There is no charge to walk around the grounds and admire all... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

If you are ever in the Lexington area during the months of April and October, then this is a must-go destination for you! A picturesque racetrack sat in the beautiful rolling hills on the edge of town nestled against world-class horse farms. Not only is Keeneland beautiful, but it also offers some of the World's leading horses and trainers. If... More 

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Dover, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Beautiful grounds, unfortunately nothing going on the day we stopped by. But would definitely be a sight to see when things are hopping.

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