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“Thoroughbred Racing Venue with History”
Review of Keeneland

Keeneland
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US$36.00*
and up
Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky
Ranked #1 of 128 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is a historic track with all the class one would expect in KY. Plenty of parking is available. Convenient to the Lexington Airport (across the highway).
Keeneland is huge with rolling tree-covered hills. Entry cost and reserved/covered seating are incredibly reasonable.
Most employees were extremely helpful except for one snarky employee at a betting window who was too impatient to help us novices understand the betting.
Dress code ranges from the fancy hats to jeans and t-shirt.

1  Thank Renee B
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

All moves quickly here! Love seeing the action and the people. Beautiful grounds and the ability to get close and personal with the horses.

Thank Lois V
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

If you want to truly experience the pomp and circumstance of thoroughbred racing, go to Keeneland. The grounds are beautiful, the horses are beautiful and the people are beautiful.

Thank roadabug
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Very impressive facility. There were no races the day of our visit but we were allowed to walk the complex. Nice for taking pictures. Very pleasant people.

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were fortunate to be in Kentucky when the races were going on in Keeneland. Kentucky is the best state to go to horse races; we enjoyed betting on the horses (and actually did make a little bit of money - enough to pay for our day of races plus dinner. Yippee!!!!).

We enjoyed lunch there....and service was good as well.

1  Thank mini
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