LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It’s so close, you can almost hear the trumpet sing as they’re loading up the gates at Keeneland Racetrack.

This fall, Keeneland will award $9.05 million in purse money. According to the racetrack, this is a record for any racing season at the track, with 22 stakes. Eight stakes are part of the Breeder’s Cup Challenge Series, and winners will earn an automatic starting position and free entry into the 40th Breeder’s Cup World Championship.

“Keeneland’s Fall Meet is an exciting time as we showcase racing stars that are competing for berths in the Breeders’ Cup and year-end honors,” Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. “The gorgeous fall landscape, the pageantry of racing and the world-class competition all combine to make the fall an exceptionally memorable experience for our horsemen and fans.”

Tickets are available now for Keeneland’s fall meet. Races are scheduled to begin Oct. 6 and run through Oct. 28.

Dining, grandstand reserved, and general admission will be available and must be purchased through Keeneland’s Official Online Ticket Office.


However, no ticket is required to tailgate on The Hill. Fans will be able to place their bets and enjoy racing, football, live music, and food from The Hill on Fridays through Sundays.

Ticket options and the fall schedule are available on Keenland’s website.