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Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup & Evening in the Gardens

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About

The Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup and Evening in the Gardens are annual events benefitting the Fayette Alliance Foundation and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation.

View photos from the 2023 Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup & Evening in the Gardens.

Bluegrass International Cup

This annual event celebrates Lexington’s world-class farms, city, and healthcare, and will be held on Friday, September 6, 2024.

Attendees will enjoy a thrilling high-goal polo match with exquisite food, live music, and dancing on the grounds of Mt. Brilliant Farm, an equine farm with a landscape that showcases why Lexington is the “Horse Capital of the World.”

With Keeneland as the title sponsor, the Bluegrass International Cup is held the Friday before the Keeneland September Yearling sales, the world’s largest and most important sale of Thoroughbred racing prospects.

Bluegrass International Cup benefits the Fayette Alliance Foundation and the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Foundation, raising funds to further sustainable growth and cancer research in Lexington, KY.

Evening in the Gardens

Evening in the Gardens is always held the night before the Bluegrass International Cup, with this year’s being held on Thursday, September 5, 2024.

175 guests enjoy gourmet food and signature cocktails while partaking in a live auction in an unparalleled and elegant setting.

Pre-register

Pre-register for the 2024 Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup

Pre-registration is now open for the 2024 Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup. Individuals who pre-register for the event will receive early access to ticket sales 24 hours before general public ticket sales go live.

  • Details: Purchase is not required to pre-register. Individuals who sign up for pre-registration will be emailed an access code at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. This code will grant access to ticket sales before General Admission sales go live on Wednesday, July 10. Individuals who pre-register are not required to purchase tickets to the event.

Tickets

Tuesday, July 9, 2024: Ticket sales will open at 10 a.m. for anyone pre-registered to the event.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024: Ticket sales will open to the general public at 10 a.m.

Pricing

Early-bird: Discounted pricing will be available for the first week of ticket sales — Tuesday, July 9-Tuesday, July 16.

  • $195/person
  • $175/person for parties of four or more

General Admission: Pricing will increase after the first week of ticket sales on Wednesday, July 17.

  • $250/person
  • $225/person for parties of four or more

Sponsors

If you have questions about sponsorships for the Keeneland Bluegrass International Cup or Evening in the Gardens, please contact jared@fayettealliance.com for more information.