Beaumont Inn bed and breakfast is only 30 minutes from Keeneland, and when you leave Keeneland to return to the inn, you will be going opposite most of the traffic (since most folks head toward Lexington). We are a lovely alternative to a hotel. Many of our guests enjoy a day at Keeneland, then return to the inn for fine food in one of Beaumont's restaurants and drinks in the Tavern.
With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is one of the most genteel and beautiful racetracks in the world. Keeneland is a combination Thoroughbred race course and sales company located six miles west of Lexington in the heart of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region. Keeneland provides superior year-round training facilities and annually conducts race meetings of the highest caliber in April and October. While Keeneland has live racing for three weeks in April and three weeks in October, visitors are
welcome year round with plenty to see. Keeneland offers simulcast racing year-round at its facility. Visitors can watch racing from all over the country on one of hundreds of televisions and wager while enjoying lunch against a beautiful backdrop. Shop in the gift shop, talk a self-guided walking tour of the grounds, and visit the library.
Thoroughbred sales are held five times yearly with two-year olds selling in April, yearlings selling in July and September, breeding stock in November, and horses of all ages in January. Anyone interested in attending one of the sales can do so simply by coming to Keeneland. You do not need to buy a ticket, make a reservation or pay an admission price. Also, you do not have to come with any intention to buy. You are more than welcome to attend as an observer, although seats in the Keeneland sales pavilion are reserved for buyers and sellers.
Grounds are open for visitation from 6:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with no admission fee.
Keeneland's Mission Statement
Keeneland was established as a model race track to perpetuate and improve the sport, and to provide a course that is intended to serve as a symbol of the fine traditions of Thoroughbred racing. The philosophy and principals which have characterized Keeneland throughout its history remain unchanged.
Keeneland continues to fulfill its mission to the community by promoting the racing industry through three lines of business: sales, live racing and simulcast racing.
Keeneland strives to be the leading sales company through the sale of the highest quality horses for the best return. Keeneland is dedicated to innovative approaches to sales by meeting customer needs such as holding sales in locations other than Keeneland and by assisting horsemen through on-track services.
Keeneland remains dedicated to perpetuating the finest traditions of live racing. Keeneland is committed to scheduling the highest quality races, offering generous purses, and generating the excitement associated with racing the best Thoroughbreds. Keeneland strives to maintain racing's finest traditions through its special atmosphere by continually improving facilities and offering services to attract the racing public today and in the future.
After a day at Keeneland, return to our historic bed and breakfast for fine and drink in our restaurant and tavern, a wonderful alternative to the generic hotel.
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