Welcome to Keeneland September

Schedule of Events

Preview Days  |  Friday, Sept. 10 – Sunday, Sept. 12

Book 1  |  Monday, Sept. 13 – Tuesday, Sept. 14 | Sale begins at 1 PM

Book 2 |  Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Thursday, Sept. 16 | Sale begins at 11 AM

Dark Day  |  Friday, Sept. 17

Sale Continues through Friday, Sept. 24 | Sale begins at 10 AM

Keeneland Sign

Pavilion Dining

While at Keeneland for the September Sale enjoy a variety of our food and beverage options at a number of our indoor and outdoor locations


(G1) Grill
A rotating selection of artisan salads, sushi, daily specialties and more.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 12
11 AM - 4 PM Lunch & Snacks

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
7 AM - 11 AM Breakfast & Snacks
11 AM - End of Sale Lunch & Snacks

(G1) Express
Select from a variety of artisan salads, specialty soups and more.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 12
7 AM – 11 AM Breakfast
11 AM – 4 PM Lunch & Snacks

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - End of Sale Lunch & Snacks

Pavilion Bar
Order drinks and a variety of sandwich offerings directly from the bar.

Monday,  - Sunday, Sept. 12
11 AM - 4 PM Bar Service Only

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - 30 Minutes After End of Sale


Limestone Coffee 
Premium coffee and tea prepared by skilled baristas.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 12
7 AM - 4 PM Coffee & Snacks

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
7 AM - End of Sale Coffee & Snacks


See what happens when the Bluegrass meets the Bayou.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM- End of Sale Lunch


Terrace Grill
Carefully crafted burritos built to perfection on the patio.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - End of Sale Lunch


Additional Dining

Explore these additional dining options beyond the Sales Pavilion for breakfast and lunch.

Track Kitchen
Open for breakfast and lunch both dine-in and to-go.

Order Online

Friday, Sept. 10 - Friday, Sept. 24
5 AM - 5 PM Breakfast, Lunch & To-Go Ordering

Pick-Up Beginning at 6 AM

Barn Delivery Beginning at 7 AM

Equestrian Room Dining
Choose from table service or to-go offerings for your convenience. A variety of a la carte lunch options include fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches made from locally sourced ingredients. 

Monday, Sept. 13 – Monday, Sept. 20
11:30 AM - 4 PM 

For your convenience, to-go ordering is also available by calling (859) 288-4202.

Barn Cart
Grab & go sandwiches and drinks are available on this roving Barn Cart.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM- End of Sale  Lunch & Snacks 

Bar Service

Sip beer, wine, spirits and cocktails in a number of locations around the Sales Pavilion.

Northern Dancer Bourbon Bar
A quaint bar offering high-end cocktails and canned beer.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - End of Sale

Pavilion Bar
Perfect for a sophisticated cocktail hour right in the heart of the pavilion.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 12
11 AM - 4 PM

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - 30 Minutes After End of Sale

Terrace Bar
In an open-air environment, the Terrace Bar provides full-bar service just outside of the Sales Pavilion behind the holding ring.

Friday, Sept. 10 - Sunday, Sept. 12
11 AM - 4 PM

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - 30 Minutes After End of Sale

Show Barn Bar
Offering open-air bar service, the Show Barn Bar is located on the far-left side of the Show Barn, near Barn 18.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday, Sept. 24
11 AM - 30 Minutes After End of Sale

Brick Patio Bar
Enjoy cocktails and light bar snacks underneath a tent at the entrance of the sales pavilion.

Monday, Sept. 13 - Friday Sept. 24
11 AM - 30 Minutes After End of Sale

Bloody Mary


During your stay, indulge in other happenings taking place in the area. September is a busy time in the Bluegrass, and we encourage you to experience all of it.

Bluegrass International Cup
Celebrate the kick off to the September Yearling Sale at the Bluegrass International Cup polo event hosted by Keeneland, benefitting both the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation and the Fayette Alliance Foundation. 

Friday, Sept. 10  |  5 PM - 10 PM

Purchase Tickets

Someone playing horse polo

TOBA Dinner at Xalapa Farm
The TOBA National Awards honor breeders from 19 states and Canada. This year, it’s being held in beautiful Paris, Kentucky, at historic and recently reimagined Xalapa Farm. 

Saturday, Sept. 11

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Xalpa Farm Sign

Horsemen’s Hospitality

Keeneland is committed to delivering an outstanding experience both on our grounds and in Lexington. Our Horsemen Relations Manager, Morgan Richardson, is available to answer any questions about the sale and provide assistance throughout your visit. 

Contact Horsemen's Hospitality




From start to finish, Keeneland is pleased to extend a number of services to ensure that your experience goes smoothly and comfortably during the September Yearling Sale.

Complimentary Golf Cart Services 
For your convenience, golf carts are available throughout the grounds. To request a cart to pick you up, please text "RIDE"  to 84700

Complimentary Valet Parking
Keeneland offers complimentary valet parking in front of the Sales Pavilion. To request your car in advance, please text "VALET" to 84700.

Airport Transportation 
Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is located directly across from Keeneland and is the most convenient location to fly into when making your trip. Keeneland offers complimentary transportation to Blue Grass Airport and TAC Air. To arrange, please call 859-288-4322.

Internet Access and Business Services 
Wi-FI is available on the grounds through the "KEENELAND GUEST" network. Complimentary support services are available in the Business Center located in the Sales Pavilion including charging stations, computer and printer access. 

Complimentary Beverages
Coffee and tea are offered all day in the Limestone Café, as well as in the Holding Ring and at the Tincan Roaster near Barn 23 from 7 AM until 10 AM. 



The Keeneland Shop
Our very own gift-shop, located on-property at Keeneland, for your Keeneland and racing-themed goods.

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5th Char

Keeneland Mercantile
Shop beautifully crafted goods from regional craftsmen at Lexington's newest retail destination, conveniently located downtown next to City Center.

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The 9th Annual Sporting Art Auction
This auction represents an inspired collaboration between Keeneland and the country’s premier gallery of fine sporting art and contemporary British figurative painting, Cross Gate Gallery. The 9th Annual Sporting Art Auction will take place following the November Breeding Stock Sale.

Sunday, Nov. 21

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Upcoming Events

Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale
Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Friday, Nov. 19

Keeneland Fall Meet
Friday, Oct. 8 - Saturday, Oct. 30

Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale
Monday, Jan. 11 - Thursday, Jan. 14


COVID-19 Protocols

The health and safety of Keeneland patrons and employees is of paramount importance. Keeneland encourages vaccinations for all eligible individuals. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and based on CDC, state and local guidance, masks are recommended indoors regardless of vaccination status. For additional safety, all Keeneland employees are required to mask indoors regardless of vaccination status, and unvaccinated employees will continue testing weekly throughout the fall. At this time, there will not be a credential required for access to Keeneland’s grounds.

For your safety, masks and hand sanitizer will be available.