Tickets for the 2024 Live Racing Meet at Kentucky Downs are now on sale! At just seven days each year, Kentucky Downs hosts one of the most exclusive thoroughbred horse racing meets in North America. From a VIP experience at the Finish Line to FREE Tailgating and General Admission on the final turn and stretch, Kentucky Downs provides a unique experience to enjoy the best thoroughbred racing in the most intimate atmosphere!

Our 2024 Live Racing Dates are August 29th and 31st, September 1st, 5th, 7th, 8th and 11th!

 

 

 

 

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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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HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday - Wednesday: 9AM to 5AM

Thursday: Open at 9AM

Thursday - Sunday: Open 24 hours, beginning 9AM Thursday

Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Thursday Noon-10PM Friday, Saturday and Sunday Noon - Midnight

MAILING ADDRESS

P.O. Box 405
Franklin, Kentucky 42135

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