Our 3-hour public tours generally include:
• A walking tour of the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the planet’s most expensive horse auctions. Watch horses train in the morning workouts.
• A peek into the thoroughbred horse lifestyle as we go behind the scenes to explore thoroughbred farms and visit up close and personal with their famous horses. If you would like to touch and pet horses this is the tour for you!
• A drive by the famous Calumet Farm where you’ll see and hear the history of the farm; home of a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the sport of kings during the 1940’s, 1950’s and beyond.
• We’ll see where scenes from the major motion pictures Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Dreamer were filmed.
Tours may vary depending on farm availability. In the afternoon in April and October during the race season at Keeneland we will do another horse farm instead of Keeneland. During the off season (mid November through mid March) ticket prices and ticket minimums may vary depending on the number of people booking the tour.
Our guides go through an extensive training program, so you can count on the accuracy of the information that is presented and the professionalism of the presenter. Our knowledgeable guides will make sure you don’t miss a hoof beat!
Pickup Location and times:
Our primary hotel pickup location is the Embassy Suites Hotel in Lexington. We pick up at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm EST. In addition to our primary location we also offer the option to be picked up at one of our other partner hotels (only if you are staying there) such as the Lyndon House, Marriott Courtyard North, Marriott Griffin Gate, Clarion, Fairfield Inn (Lexington North), and Sheraton Four Points. If you choose one of these alternate hotels, you must be ready for pickup 20 minutes before your tour’s start time. However, you may be picked up anywhere from 5-20 minutes prior depending on how many pickup points are needed for the tour you selected. You can select your pickup location when purchasing your tickets. Note that if you are driving the Embassy Suites has a large parking lot where you can park for free. We reserve the right to change alternate hotel pick ups to the Embassy Suites if there are too many pick up locations for a specific tour.