GIVE YOUR APPETITE A WORKOUT!
Each Saturday morning during the Keeneland race meet you can enjoy getting a peek at the early morning fun at the track.
Every Saturday during the race meeting, experience the sunrise, sights and sounds of Sunrise Trackside at Keeneland.
Sunrise Trackside is a free, family friendly event that begins at 7:00 a.m. with Breakfast With the Works (until 8:30 a.m.), where patrons can enjoy breakfast while horses train on the main track. Listen to trackside commentary about the history of Keeneland, current activities at the track and how Thoroughbreds train between races. You might even see a Kentucky Derby hopeful or another well-known horse on the track.
Activities Schedule from previous years – 2019 should be similar
|Breakfast with the Works||7:00 – 8:30 a.m.|
Breakfast in the trackside Equestrian Dining Room.
|Children’s Activities||7:30 – 9:00 a.m.|
Visit the Kids Club Corner for free children’s activities, including photos in jockey silks, face painting and more; adjacent to the Equestrian Dining Room. Sign up for the Keeneland Kids Club and meet Kids Club mascot, Buckles.
|Tours||7:30 – 10:00 a.m.|
Fans may take a guided walking tour of Keeneland. Tour groups will depart from the welcome wagon in the Paddock.
|Paddock Demo||9:00 a.m.|
A live educational equine demonstration takes place in the saddling paddock, featuring a new guest each Saturday.
If you thought that afternoons were the only time of day to come to Keeneland, give us the chance to change your mind. Some folks say mornings are the best time of day at the race track because that’s when the horses train for their next race. Mornings represent an amazing chance to see some of the sport’s biggest stars strut their stuff without an audience of thousands looking on.
- Our track is open year-round to the public during training hours.
- Training takes place from about 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.
- There is no admission fee during morning training hours.
- One of Lexington’s best-kept dining secrets, the TRACK KITCHEN is open year-round.