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UK's Family Day at the Races

Parent and Family Association
Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 at 9:00 AM (ET)

The UK Parent and Family Association would like to invite you to UK’s Family Day at the Races at historic Keeneland race track (4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510) on Saturday, October 20, 2018. UK’s Family Day at the Races will feature behind-the-scenes tours, an opportunity to have your family photo taken in front of the race track, giveaways, and more! Tickets will also include either a grandstand seat or general admission to an afternoon of races. You won’t want to miss one of Kentucky greatest pastimes!


Tickets will be on sale beginning September 12, 2018, at Tickets to the grandstand area are $30 a person and include a covered, assigned seat in a designated grandstand area, behind-the-scenes tours, family photos, and a giveaway. General admission tickets are $15 and include entry into Keeneland, behind-the-scenes, family photos, and a giveaway. Guests who have purchased general admission tickets may find seating in the general admission area below the grandstand area, though seating is not guaranteed and is rarely in a covered area. Lawn chairs and umbrellas are permitted, except for inside the Clubhouse.

These exclusive ticket packages will not be available for sale at Keeneland on the day of the races.

After you purchase your tickets, you will receive an email to download your electronic tickets. You will need to bring your tickets with you on the day of races to the Welcome Wagon outside of the gates at Keeneland from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Look for our staff wearing UK blue! There you will receive your entry tickets and your giveaway. You must pick up your tickets by 2 p.m.

Races – 1:05 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m. Races are run every half hour. For details on the Keeneland Race Day App, visit To learn the basics of betting, visit

Tours – 9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tours will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tours will be on a first-come, first-served basis; all UK guests must check in at the Keeneland Welcome Wagon before their tour. The last tour of the day will depart at 10:30 a.m.

Family Photos – 9:15 a.m. – 11 a.m.

UK families will have the opportunity to have their photo taken by a professional photographer in front of the Keeneland race track. Look for our photographer next to the track wearing UK blue! Photos will be made available to families after UK’s Day at the Races on the UK Parents Facebook page.

Other Keeneland Activities

If you are interested in visiting Keeneland but do not wish to participate in the UK’s Family Day at the Races event, ticketing information for general admission and the reserved grandstand can be found at

Every Saturday during the race meet, guests can experience the sunrise, sights, and sounds of Sunrise Trackside at Keeneland, including Breakfast with the Works, children’s activities, tours, a paddock demonstration, handicapping seminar, and jockey Q&A. For more information, visit

Kentucky Sales Tax

The new tax package passed by the Kentucky Legislature requires all events to charge 6% sales tax per admission.

Ticket Options

Keeneland General Admission Seating

Ticket Type
UKY Student
General Public
Ticket Option Sold Out

Keeneland Grandstand Seating

Online ticket sales ended on 10/19/2018 at 3:00 PM (ET)

Event Location
4201 Versailles Rd Lexington 40510 KY

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