Friday’s Tours & Events

*Tour & event tickets are non-refundable. Due to the high demand for tours, we typically have a waiting list; if you purchase tickets and later find you cannot use them, we will do our best to facilitate a transfer.*

Thursday’s Saturday’s Sunday’s

Claiborne, Dine & Drink
125.00

Friday, March 27

9AM - 3PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

Take a trip down scenic Paris Pike past many of our most pristine Thoroughbred farms on your way to THE iconic Claiborne Farm! You’ll enjoy this beautiful farm and get to see where Secretariat and other famous racing Thoroughbred sires called home.

Claiborne is located just outside Paris, Kentucky…in Bourbon County…the self-proclaimed birthplace of all Bourbon! So after your tour of Claiborne, we’ll take you just down the road to Trackside at the Depot - an original train depot from 1882, which is now historically restored to a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant and bourbon bar.

There, you’ll be treated to Kentucky hospitality at its finest - a down-home, locally sourced, family style luncheon! You’ll be regaled with stories of bourbon, horses, and the history of this storybook town while enjoying your lunch and a cocktail!

Lastly, you’ll tour the only actively functioning bourbon distillery operating in Bourbon County—Hartfield & Co. The founder and owner, Andrew, and his team will show you how their bourbon is crafted, then take you to the bar for a tasting - including a sampling of a unique, prohibition-style cocktail!

As always, your bus ride will include your own host, snacks & drinks, and memories for a lifetime!

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Triple Crown
125.00

Friday, March 27

11:30AM - 4:30PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

If you missed out on the opportunity to visit Ashford Stud and Woodford Reserve in the past, now you have your chance!

First, you’ll depart Keeneland for the Holly Hill Inn, in Midway - where James Beard Award Nominee and local favorite chef Ouita Michel will be cooking up some Kentucky classics for lunch! Then you’ll head over to Woodford Reserve, where you’ll enjoy a private tour experience and guided bourbon tasting!

Finally, you’ll make your way to Ashford Stud to meet their stable of Champions, including Triple Crown Winners Justify and American Pharoah*, and get a fantastic tour of the lush iconic grounds and stables!

Of course, your fun bus will be stocked with snacks and beverages for your journey, too!

*We can’t guarantee which Champions will be available or on property at any given time.

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Fillies in Paris
125.00

Friday, March 27

10AM - 3:30PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

Who wants some extra time with your girls?! Come along for this Ladies only trip to Claiborne Farm, in historic Paris!!

After visiting the beautiful Claiborne Farm, you’ll be taken to Trackside at the Depot - an original train depot from 1882, which is now fully restored to a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant and bourbon bar!

Here, you’ll be treated to the best of Kentucky cuisine, while being regaled with stories of bourbon & horses from local historians. Then, some of the local bourbon gals will guide you through a special bourbon tasting, AND send you off with a goody bag full of gifts!

Of course your luxury bus will be stocked with snacks, drinks and your own personal host!

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Claiborne Farm + Trackside Lunch
95.00

Friday, March 27

11:15AM - 3:30PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

Take a trip down scenic Paris Pike past many of our most pristine Thoroughbred farms on your way to THE iconic Claiborne Farm! You’ll enjoy this beautiful farm and get to see where Secretariat and other famous racing Thoroughbred sires called home.

Claiborne is located just outside Paris, Kentucky…in Bourbon County…the self-proclaimed birthplace of all Bourbon! So after your tour of Claiborne, we’ll take you just down the road to Trackside at the Depot - an original train depot from 1882, which is now historically restored to a fabulous farm-to-table restaurant and bourbon bar!

There, you’ll be treated to Kentucky hospitality at its finest - a down-home, locally sourced, family style luncheon! You’ll be regaled with stories of bourbon, horses, and the history of this storybook town while enjoying your lunch and a cocktail!

As always, your chartered bus ride will include your own host, snacks & drinks, and memories for a lifetime!

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Keeneland Behind-the-Scenes Experience
25.00

Friday, March 27

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

For more than 75 years, The Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. As the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction company, Keeneland conducts sales every January, April, September and November. Its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a private, for-profit corporation that returns its earnings back to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses, as well as millions of dollars in charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky.

Guests will start with a guided tour of the Keeneland Grandstand and Paddock. The morning tour includes watching the Thoroughbreds during morning workouts, delicious breakfast in Keeneland's Track Kitchen and a visit to the Gift Shop! Space is limited so make your reservations now! Group will depart promptly at 8:00 AM..

 

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Bourbon, Brews & BBQ
85.00

Friday, March 27

11AM - 4PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

This year’s “triple threat” (or “triple treat”) tour takes you on some tasty adventures, combining our local bourbon with our best craft beer establishments, and throwing in our top-notch local BBQ. This tour has a little something for everyone!

You’ll depart Keeneland and go on a scenic drive as you journey toward our Distillery District near downtown. On the drive, you’ll see some of our iconic horse farms and learn a little background about Lexington.

Upon your arrival at the Distillery District, you’ll be treated to an amazing lunch provided by our friends at Blue Door BBQ, along with some delicious Ethereal beer! After lunch, you’ll get some bourbon tours & tastings and be able to visit the other two craft breweries also located right there!

You’ll leave the Distillery District to visit more craft breweries around town before returning to Keeneland!

As always, your luxury bus will come with drinks, snacks and your own personal hosts!

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RTBX Classic
95.00

Friday, March 27

10:30AM - 4PM

Departs from Keeneland’s Main Grandstand

A throwback to 2014, when we honored Zenyatta from Lane’s End Farm and Buffalo Trace’s Blanton’s Bourbon— so you’ll be visiting both of these Bluegrass gems!

But first … we’ll transport you to Holly Hill Inn, a charming fine dining restaurant in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. Holly Hill Inn is owned by Ouita Michel, who has been honored with several nominations as Best Chef Southeast and Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation. You will love the tasty creations from her kitchen!

Next, you’ll head just down the road to Lane’s End Farm - home to famous stallions like Candy Ride, Honor Code, Noble Mission … not to mention the iconic AP Indy! You’ll get a tour of the stallion barn, plus walk the grounds and learn more about the ins-and-outs of a Thoroughbred operation.

Lastly, you’ll head to Frankfort for a tour of the Historic Buffalo Trace Distillery, and taste some of their fine spirits!

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Bourbon 101
45.00

Friday, March 27

4:00 PM

Elkhorn Tavern

Think you don’t like bourbon? Or maybe you’ve never tried it?

Guided by an Executive Bourbon Steward, you will taste and enjoy the many nuances and flavors in our favorite Kentucky spirit! You’ll also find out why “all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon,” and all its different styles and types!

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Classic Bourbon Cocktails
90.00

Friday, March 27

4:00-5:00pm

West Main Crafting

135 W. Main Street

Learn how to make six classic bourbon cocktails at one of the country’s best cocktail bars!

You’ll learn how to choose a bourbon for your house and / or for cocktails, learn the history of these major bourbon cocktails and take a walkthrough of how to make three of these classics. Plus you’ll get a handful of bourbon samples and tasting opportunities!


Each guest will get three cocktails and hors d’ouevres.  Everyone will receive a recipe booklet, to take home with you, as well.  

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America's Prettiest Course Tours
10.00

Friday, March 27

11:00 AM -  5:00 PM

Departs from Keeneland Entertainment Center, near Expo entrance

Take a ride along America's prettiest 13.1 miles, guided by a veteran of the course. Learn about our history, landscape, geography AND where most runners' favorite views are! You’ll also receive running tips to get you prepped for Race Day.

Tour buses leave our Race Expo at Keeneland at various intervals between 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Each tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and capacity is 10 people per tour.

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