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Rocket Fuel

Catch live thoroughbred racing back at Keeneland this Spring, April 6-27, 2018.  Keeneland will begin accepting ticketing requests for large groups on January 2 at 8:30 a.m., and tickets will officially go on sale to the public on February 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Rule #1: Enjoy the Races

Here are a few things you might want to know about Keeneland's live racing so your day at the races is as enjoyable as possible.

  • Gates open at 11 a.m.
  • General admission is $5 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free.
  • Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. Races are run approximately every half hour.
  • Mutuel windows in the grandstand open at around 12:30 p.m. Drive-thru wagering opens at 8 a.m.
  • Lawnchairs and umbrellas are permitted, but not permitted in the Clubhouse.
  • Alcohol, coolers, food, grills, tents and selfie sticks are not permitted inside the admission gates.
  • All bags are subject to inspection at the Admission Gate. Traditional backpacks and book bags are not permitted. Guests may bring diaper bags, camera bags and purses/pocket books at Keeneland's discretion.
  • Keeneland is accessible to patrons with disabilities. Please call the ticketing office at 859 288-4299 for more information.
  • Fans will also notice additional security when entering Keeneland’s admission gates. Patrons will be asked to open their coats or jackets for visual inspection, and soft checks will be performed on any bags. You may be asked to return traditional backpacks to your car.
  • As always, firearms and weapons are not allowed within the race track gates, regardless of a CCDW permit.