Race Information


The Thoroughbred Classic is run entirely on the beautiful grounds of the Keeneland Race Course.  Click here for a course map.

Packet Pick Up

We will offer two opportunities to pick up your packets before the race.  You may pick up packets for multiple registrants.  To keep things simple and eliminate waste, we are not providing bags.  So, if you are picking up more than one packet, you may want to bring a bag with you to hold the bibs, shirts, and if applicable, socks.
Packet Pick Up 1: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Avenue. Click here for a map.
Packet Pick Up 2:  Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Avenue. Click here for a map.
Pivot Brewing BuildingParking at Pivot is available to the right of the building in two lots, a paved lot and a second gravel lot. Please do not block the entrance to the gravel lot.


Race Day Parking

Parking is available in the main Keeneland parking lots near the Grandstand and Gate 2.  You may also access the parking through Gate 1 (located directly across from Man O’ War Boulevard) until 8:30 a.m.  At 8:30 a.m., we will close the entrance at Gate 1 to allow for the course to be closed off prior to the start.  We suggest that you ARRIVE EARLY to avoid any congestion that may arise from traffic trying to use only Gate 2.

Race Day Schedule

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Keeneland Race Course
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510
6:00 a.m. – Volunteer Check-in
7:30 a.m. – Onsite Registration and Packet Pick up opens (Please note that while we offer onsite packet pick up, we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on either of the two packet pick up days noted above.  Otherwise, please make sure to arrive early for race day packet pickup to avoid delays from traffic and parking.)
8:30 a.m. – Keeneland Gate 1 CLOSES, Access only via Gate 2
8:45 a.m. – Pre-race Program
8:55 a.m. – National Anthem 
9:00 a.m. – 5K Gun Start
9:45 a.m. – Announcement of awards to the top 3 overall finishers (top 3 male/female, masters, grandmasters, and seniors). There will not be an awards ceremony — we want you to get home in time to eat turkey! So, age group awards may be picked up as soon as 3 Way Racing is able to determine the order of finish.


Awards will be provided to the top 3 overall male and female finishers; top 3 overall male and female masters (40-49) finishers; top 3 overall male and female grand masters (50-59); top 3 overall male and female seniors (60 & over). We will also provide awards to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups:  1 – 9; 10 – 12; 13 – 15; 16 – 19; 20 – 24; 25 – 29; 30 – 34; 35 – 39; 40 – 44; 45 – 49; 50 – 54; 55 – 59; 60 – 64; 65 – 69; 70 – 74; 75 – 79; 80+. Each FINISHER in the 1-9 age group who finishes the course, unassisted, on his or her own two legs (that is, not in a stroller with a stroller bib), will receive a finisher’s medal!