Keeneland Spring Meet Ticket Sales Begin Feb. 20

Tickets sold on; sales also include Derby Day at Keeneland 

Keeneland will kick off ticket sales for its upcoming Spring Meet, to be held April 5-26, on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 9 a.m. ET. A variety of ticket options for Dining, Grandstand reserved seating and General Admission are available. All tickets are required to be purchased in advance via Keeneland’s Official Online Ticket Office at

 The 16-day Spring Meet offers racing Wednesdays through Sundays with a daily first post of 1 p.m., except closing day, Friday, April 26, when first post is 12:30 p.m.

This year, Keeneland will award a season record $8.1 million for 19 stakes, headlined by the 100th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on opening Saturday, April 6. The Blue Grass, an iconic springtime fixture for 3-year-olds, has been held at Keeneland since the track’s first Spring Meet in April 1937. Inaugurated at the old Kentucky Association track in 1911, the 1 1/8-mile race was run there through 1914 and again from 1919 to 1926.

Other Grade 1 races set for the Spring Meet include the Central Bank Ashland, the Madison, the Maker’s Mark Mile and the Jenny Wiley – each worth $600,000 apiece.

Spring Meet Ticketing: Know Before You Purchase

  •  Plan ahead: Demand is expected to be high, and fans are encouraged to browse ticket options, pricing and the process to purchase in advance on
  • Buy tickets in advance: All Dining, Grandstand and General Admission tickets must be purchased in advance at for easy entry and to ensure attendance on preferred dates because tickets do sell out. Cash and walk-up purchases are not accepted at the main gates on race days. Season passes, which offer General Admission throughout the meet, are available for purchase prior to opening day.
  • Check availability during the meet: Keeneland offers a return policy of up to 48 hours in advance of race day. Ticket inventory is updated automatically and available for purchase at, so fans are encouraged to check the official ticketing site regularly.
  •  Parking: Keeneland will adjust parking this spring to accommodate lot closures due to construction of the new Paddock Building. More information about entry and parking will be available on beginning Feb. 20.

 Tailgating on The Hill available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Keeneland’s popular tradition of tailgating on The Hill will return Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in April.

No ticket or reservation is required to experience a Keeneland race day on The Hill. Fans can watch the racing action via a jumbo TV and place their bets in a wagering tent while live music and food trucks create a festive atmosphere. A variety of family-friendly amenities and plenty of photo opportunities will be available for all tailgaters.

Keeneland again will partner with RevelXP to offer tailgate packages for groups of any size. Whether for a party of 10 or 750, RevelXP can organize your tailgate by furnishing a designated tent, catering, amenities and more. Visit for full details.

Buy tickets now for Derby Day at Keeneland on Saturday, May 4

Also beginning Feb. 20, Keeneland will offer General Admission and Equestrian Room dining tickets for Kentucky Derby Day at Keeneland on Saturday, May 4. Tickets are available for pre-purchase at

Keeneland is thrilled to celebrate the 150th running of the Run for the Roses with live music, food trucks, family activities and more for guests to enjoy throughout the grounds. The Hill also will be open on Derby Day for tailgating fun. Additionally, guests may plan their own Derby party with an elevated tailgate package on The Hill through RevelXP.

To learn more about Keeneland racing, visit or follow @keeneland on Instagram and Facebook and @keenelandracing on Twitter.

Since its first race meet more than 85 years ago, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts five sales a year, in January, April, September and November. Graduates of Keeneland sales dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015, 2020 and 2022. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a privately held company with a not-for-profit mission that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses and millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research, and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit

For more information contact:
Amy Gregory at 859 361-3490
Amy Owens at 859 421-2566