Keeneland Kids Club

Welcome to the Keeneland Kids Club

The Keeneland Kids Club in partnership with the UK HealthCare Kentucky Children’s Hospital is the free official club for Keeneland fans 12 and under. The Keeneland Kids Club is a program that was formed to support Keeneland’s mission to educate and give back to both the equine industry and the Kentucky community. Through the Kids Club, children are able to experience Keeneland through exclusive events, educational opportunities and communications to grow their love of horses and racing.

New members will receive a personalized membership packet, special emails each month from Buckles with highlights from other members of the thoroughbred community. Beginning this February, join us as we meet a few special foals and follow them as they grow. And when appropriate, Kids Club members will receive exclusive invitations to gather for annual events. Register now for your FREE Keeneland Kids Club Membership.

If you have any questions, please email our team at

Become a Member

A Look Back at 2020
A Look Back at 2020

While 2020 prevented the Keeneland Kids Club from gathering for events throughout the year, Buckles enjoyed connecting with Kids Club members digitally and continuing to make a positive impact in the community.

Easter Baskets
Easter Basket Deliveries

In April, Buckles delivered Easter baskets to children of healthcare workers who were on the frontline, facing the pandemic

Stick Ponies
Stick Ponies

In July, Kids Club families and children at Kentucky Children’s Hospital celebrated an unprecedented Keeneland Summer Meet with stick pony kits.

The Gatepost Gallop
The Gatepost Gallop

In August, Kids Club families and other members of the community participated in The Gatepost Gallop, a virtual run walk event, to raise money for 15 local organizations.

Kids Club Tailgate
Kids Club Tailgate

In October, Kids Club families wrote Thank You letters to local heroes for their work in supporting the community during the pandemic. One lucky Kids Club family celebrated at home with a Kids Club Family Day Tailgate.

Kids Club Events

Sunrise Trackside

Every Saturday during the race meet, experience the beauty, sights and sounds of Sunrise Trackside at Keeneland.

*Reservations are not taken or needed. All Saturday morning activites continue - rain or shine.

Breakfast with the works

7:00 - 8:30 am

Breakfast in the trackside Equestrian Dining Room.

Children's Activities

7:30 - 9:00 am

Visit the Kids Club Corner for free children's activities, including photos in jockey silks, face painting, meet Buckles, the Kids Club mascot and more. Located adjacent to the Equestrian Dining Room.


7:30 - 10:00 am

Fans may take a guided walking tour of Keeneland. Tour groups will depart from the welcome wagon in the Paddock.

Paddock Demonstration

9:00 am

A live educational equine demonstration takes place in the saddling paddock, featuring a new guest each Saturday.