At just seven days each year, Kentucky Downs hosts one of the most exclusive thoroughbred horse racing meets in North America.



Seven Race days for 2022!

Thursday, September 1st

Saturday, September 3rd

Sunday, September 4th

Thursday, September 8th

Saturday, September 10th

Sunday, September 11th

Wednesday, September 14th


Be sure to also check out our Harness Racing this year. The Mint Cumberland Meet that takes place at The Red Mile!

October 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31

November 1, 6-8



Kentucky Downs is home to America’s only European-style (all turf) racecourse, and at one mile and five-sixteenths in length, it is one of the longest tracks in the nation. Unlike other racetracks, which are typically oval, the course at Kentucky Downs is kidney-shaped, featuring undulation and a unique right-hand bend. The track’s average field size of about 11 horses per race also tops America, which combined with the lowest overall betting “takeout” has made Kentucky Downs the top-rated track by the Horseplayers Association of North America.


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