Attend the premier sales event this September, offering a selection of the world’s best yearlings and first-class hospitality in true Keeneland fashion. We invite you to make the most of your Keeneland sales experience through these unique events and offerings.

Sale Format

Monday, September 10 - Thursday September 13, 2018

Book 1 Sale
Sessions begin at 11 AM

Friday, September 14, 2018

Dark Day

Saturday, September 15 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Book 2 Sale
Sessions begin at 10 AM

Monday, September 17 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sale continues with sessions beginning at 10 AM

Special Events

Sunday, September 9 – Thursday, September 13, 2018

Keeneland Phoenix Room Luncheon featuring Chef Marc Therrien
11 AM – 2:30 PM
The Phoenix Room will feature chef stations serving a selection of smoked meats, seared tuna, seasonal salads and Kentucky favorites. Charcuterie, seafood and vegetarian options are also available in the beautiful venue overlooking the Keeneland Paddock. To access the Phoenix Room, take Elevator B on the first-floor Grandstand.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Jefferson Street Soiree
6 PM – 10 PM
In celebration of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale and Lexington’s thriving culinary scene, the Jefferson Street Soiree returns for a fifth year featuring live music, food and spirits. Located in the heart of horse country, where better to enjoy this quintessential Lexington tradition than downtown Lexington. For more information, visit

Monday, September 10 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sales Pavilion Dining
Further dining options include rotating soup and sandwich selections from the G1 Grill, or grab and go breakfast sandwiches, sweets, coffee and tea from the Limestone Café, located within the Sales Pavilion. A specialty station will be featuring a selection of rotating Cajun favorites including, chicken etouffee, jambalaya and gumbo throughout the first week of the sale.

For visitors who prefer al fresco dining, chef stations will be serving specialty sandwiches along the patio throughout the first week of the sale.

Monday, September 10 – Sunday, September 23, 2018

Keeneland Fall Ale
Keeneland and Country Boy Brewing have collaborated on the Keeneland Fall Ale, a small-batch beer produced to promote and celebrate Keeneland’s fall racing and sales season. Purchase in the Sales Pavilion throughout the September Sale.