Cumberland Run opens to rave reviews

CORBIN, Ky. — The biggest winner on Cumberland Run’s inaugural 10-race harness program Sunday was the track itself, according to those in attendance as live horse racing came to southeastern Kentucky for the first time. “I think the track is great,” said Hall of Fame driver David Miller, who won three races, including the first … Continued

Tanya Tucker is 2023 KY Downs guitar trophy icon

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023) — The guitars that serve as trophies for the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs’ nine graded stakes are autographed by Tanya Tucker, who earlier this year was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In the four years since Kentucky Downs first awarded a George Strait-signed guitar as the inaugural … Continued

Keeneland offers LEX to KY Downs charters Sept. 7, 9, 10 and 13

Photos courtesy Triton Airways FRANKLIN, Ky. (Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023) — The most lucrative seven days in American racing overlap the most important yearling sale in the world, with the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs staged 170 miles from the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Now Keeneland is offering a way to be at both venues … Continued

FanDuel Meet at KD: six days, $74M bet, almost $16M in purses

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021) — Led by a record-smashing $20,849,967 wagered on Saturday’s showcase program, the FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs completed North America’s most lucrative six-date run with betting totaling $74,088,532. The previous records were the $17,437,731 on the corresponding Saturday as part of the $59,828,441 total bet last year. That’s an … Continued