(Keeneland’s starting gate / Photos by Holly M. Smith)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Tickets for Keeneland’s 2023 Fall Meet, slated for Oct. 6-28, will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 9 a.m. ET. A variety of ticket options for Dining, Grandstand reserved seating and General Admission are available, and all tickets must be pre-purchased via Keeneland’s Official Online Ticket Office at tickets.Keeneland.com/racing.
This fall, Keeneland will award $9.05 million in purse money – a record for any racing season at the track – for 22 stakes. The meet’s richest race is the $1 million Coolmore Turf Mile (G1) during the signature opening Fall Stars Weekend. Eight stakes that weekend are part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, with winners earning automatic starting positions and free entry into the 40th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park.
“Keeneland’s Fall Meet is an exciting time as we showcase racing stars that are competing for berths in the Breeders’ Cup and year-end honors,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “The gorgeous fall landscape, the pageantry of racing and the world-class competition all combine to make the fall an exceptionally memorable experience for our horsemen and fans.”
Keeneland 2023 Fall Meet: Know Before You Purchase
Ø 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 tickets.Keeneland.com/racing.
Ø Pre-purchase tickets online: All Dining, Grandstand and General Admission tickets must be purchased in advance attickets.Keeneland.com/racing 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.
Ø 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 tickets.Keeneland.com/racing, so fans are encouraged to check the site regularly.
Keeneland’s ticket pricing and packages for General Admission, Reserved Seating and Dining for the Fall Meet are as follows:
Ø General Admission: Wednesday/Thursday tickets are $7; Friday/Saturday/Sunday tickets are $10; Fall Stars Weekend tickets are $15. Children 12 and under are free.
Ø General Admission Fall Meet Season Passes: $50. Passes are pre-sold until Oct. 5.
Ø Reserved Grandstand Seats: Wednesday/Thursday seats are $15; Friday/Saturday/Sunday seats are $25; Fall Stars Weekend seats are $30. Price includes General Admission.
Tailgating on The Hill available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays this fall
No ticket or reservation is required to experience a Keeneland race day in this unique setting.
This fall, The Hill is open for tailgating on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the meet. Fans can watch racing and football via a jumbo TV and place their bets in a wagering tent while live music and food trucks create a festive atmosphere.
For those who want to elevate their experience, Keeneland will partner with RevelXP to offer tailgate packages for groups of any size. Whether a party of 10 or 750, RevelXP can organize your tailgate by furnishing a designated tent, catering, amenities and more.Visit Keeneland.com/tailgating for full details.
Additionally, simulcast wagering on Keeneland’s Fall Meet is available at Red Mile, where admission and parking are free.