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Keeneland Racecourse

Racing information plus notable races at Keeneland Racecourse

Keeneland > Thoroughbred Betting

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Main Track:
1 1/6 miles, oval

Last Turn to Finish Line:
1,147 feet

Turf course:
7 1/2 furlongs

Founded as a model racetrack and a nonprofit racing–auction entity, Kentucky's Keeneland Race Course, a National Historic Landmark, has conducted live race meets in April and October since 1936.

Shortly after the track's completion in 1936, Keeneland Racetrack became the most conspicuous manifestation of this culture. Jack Keene, for whom Keeneland is named, was an extraordinary figure in American racing, and helped revive this industry during the 1930s when it was beginning to suffer

The track has also maintained its racing traditions intact for several decades; it was the last track in North America to broadcast race calls over its public-address system, not doing so until 1997. Because its appearance has changed relatively little over the past decades, Keeneland was used to shoot most of the racing scenes of the 2003 movie Seabiscuit.

Races at Keeneland Race Course are held Wednesday-Sunday from April-October. In addition, the track hosts several racing events annually including the Blue Grass Stakes and the Phoenix Handicap, the oldest stakes race in the United States.

Notable Races on Keeneland Racecourse:
GI Races
Blue Grass Stakes
Ashland Stakes
Turf Mile Stakes
Breeders' Futurity