Each racing season ends with just one finish line: the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It’s the two-day, 14-race, year-end culmination that every horse, jockey, trainer, and owner across the globe has in their sights. Where the world’s greatest come together to crown champions, and spectators celebrate as history unfolds before their eyes.
It’s two days full of exciting events both on and off the track, glamorous fashion, celebrity sightings, and food curated by world-renowned chefs. It’s not just another day at the races. It’s the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
In 2022, The Breeders’ Cup will take place in the heart of the bluegrass state and the cradle of the breeding industry, at Keeneland Race Course — where the very idea of the Breeders’ Cup was conceived.
This is a popular event in the community, and tickets do sell out. In fact, the Breeders' Cup is dedicated to giving the fans an intimate experience, and the event attendance will be capped at 45,000 to ensure a fantastic on-track experience for all guests on race day. If you want to see one of the most anticipated races of the year, be sure to visit Keeneland Race Course. You can experience all the excitement of the 38th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Championship Saturday is one of the richest days in racing awarding over $22 million in purses and awards over 9 races, culminating in the defining event of the international racing season, the $6 Million Breeders' Cup Classic.
Keeneland Race Course is located in Lexington Kentucky, just 6.4 miles east of downtown Lexington. The racetrack property is located just off of Versailles Road.
Address:4201 Versailles RoadLexington, Kentucky 40510
You can catch some live entertainment during the Breeders' Cup racing weekend. The whole town will come out and celebrate the return of this prestigious race. At this time, the lineup is not set for the event. However, you will want to check back closer to the event as the musical acts are announced. You can check out the official website of the Breeders' Cup for more details.
While there is no RV camping directly at Keeneland Race Course, there are several campgrounds nearby for your convenience.
The campground offers 260 spacious sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All sites are 55' paved back-ins with fire rings and picnic tables. Two dump stations are provided for your convenience as you exit the park. The campground also has electric primitive and primitive available for those wishing for a more rustic stay. These areas are first-come, first-served, and fill quickly on special weekends.
Address: Campground Rd, Lexington, KY 40511
Whispering Hills is a centrally located RV Park, being one hour away from Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH, and only a thirty minute drive to Keeneland Race Course. Enjoy a relaxing stay of fishing, swimming, playing basketball or just hanging out. The campground has 230 sites with water & electrical hookups, 9 premium sites, 20, 30, & 50 Amp, Big Rig Access, bathhouses, free wifi, and is also pet friendly.
Address: 257 Rogers Gap Rd, Georgetown, KY 40324
This peaceful and quiet RV park sits high on the Kentucky Riverbank, with a serene view of the famous KY River Palisades - sheer rock formations and Waterfalls. The park offers 20, 30, and 50 Amp service with several full hookup sites, plus several other amenities like Food Truck + Bands every Saturday night 5-8pm, 2+ miles of Hiking / Walking Trails, Communal fire pits by the waterfall, and much more. This campground is located about 35 minutes south of Keeneland Race Course.
Address: 2558 Cummins Ferry Rd, Salvisa, KY 40372
View a sampling of local hotels below or click here to review the full list of options and book your stay for the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
If you are a participant looking to book your hotel stay, please contact the Breeders’ Cup Racing Office at 859-514-9422 or [email protected].
Lexington Bluegrass Airport (LEX)1.6 MILES FROM KEENELAND4000 Terminal DriveLexington, KY 40510Telephone: 859-425-3100
Louisville International Airport (SDF)70.7 MILES FROM KEENELAND600 Terminal DriveLouisville, KY 40209Telephone: 502-367-4636
Cincinnati International Airport (CVG)84 MILES FROM KEENELAND2939 Terminal DriveHebron, KY 41048Telephone: 859-767-3151
Keeneland Race Track is located in Lexington, Kentucky, 6.4 miles east of downtown Lexington. The racetrack property is located just off of Versailles Road.
Physical address for GPS4201 Versailles Rd Lexington, KY 40510
Parking onsite at Keeneland will be limited and only available to those with official PRE-PAID parking credentials. Any cars that arrive onsite without an official parking credential will be turned away at the gate and directed to an off-site parking location.
To enhance the transportation experience at Keeneland, Breeders’ Cup will offer public shuttle service to and from the track at one designated off-site location on Friday, Nov 4 and Saturday, Nov 5. The location will be open approximately thirty (30) minutes prior to admission gates and will close one (1) hour after the last post time on each race day.
ADA accessible parking will be available onsite at Keeneland, with an official pre-paid parking credential combined with either an official ADA hangtag displayed from your rear-view mirror, or an official State issued ADA license plate.
Transportation Management Services (TMS) is the official transportation provider for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. TMS is available to provide private charter bus, sedan, limo and SUV services to guests throughout the week at preferred rates. Please note that any services booked directly through TMS do not include parking passes and must be confirmed separately. For any inquiries, please contact TMS directly at 800-869-3696 or at [email protected] and reference BreedersCup22.
A dedicated onsite RideShare & Taxi zone will be setup at Keeneland to provide ticket patrons with easy and safe access. All ticket patrons will be directed to this dedicated zone for all drop-offs and pick-ups. For RideShare, all other areas of the track and surrounding areas will be blacked-out and supported with specific geofence technology to direct drivers and riders onsite.
*Tickets for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland will go on sale to the public on Monday, May 9 at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m.
With a myriad of seating and dining options, there’s no more thrilling way to watch the world’s best thoroughbreds compete for glory in championship racing action. Join them for the breathtaking views, the head-turning fashion, and all the heart-pounding action at the 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland. An experience that’s truly A Breed Apart.
DiningStarting at $224 per personTake in the thrills of Championship racing while you enjoy an exquisite fine-dining experience from any one of the Grandstand or Chalet dining areas
Box SeatingStarting at $868 per personBreathe in the crisp, Kentucky air and cheer on the world’s best as you soak in the sweeping views from the Grandstand or Clubhouse box seats.
Reserved SeatingStarting at $144 per personExperience the thrill of World Championship racing as you watch amazing thoroughbreds compete for the title of world’s best as they thunder towards the finish line.
Breeders' Cup ExperiencesPackages include race day tickets plus hospitality, transportation, exclusive experiences and other exciting extras!
General AdmissionStarting at $75 per personGeneral Admission is limited for the World Championships, so you’ll have to act fast!
Corporate & Group SalesInvite colleagues, employees, friends and family to join us in celebrating the world’s best as they compete for their place in history. To qualify as a group, there should be 18 or more guests.
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