Kentucky Downs Horse Racing

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Address: 5629 Nashville Rd, Franklin, Kentucky 42135, United States


Opened in 1990, Kentucky Downs racetrack is located in Franklin, Kentucky. The track is a European-style course which means the surface is all turf (grass) not dirt, and it is not oval in shape. When it first opened, it was called Dueling Grounds Race Course. It wasn't until 1997 that it was named Kentucky Downs when it was purchased at auction by Turfway Park, Churchill Downs and other investors.

An interesting fact about Kentucky Downs is that its one of two tracks that uses a right turn, the other is Santa Anita Park in California.

In 2009, Kentucky Downs was ranked #2 out of 65 thoroughbred racetracks in North America by the Horseplayers Association of North America.


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Kentucky Downs Racetrack Information

Live Racing: September

Racing Calendar: Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays

Course type: Thoroughbred

Notable Races: Kentucky Cup Turf Dash Stakes, Kentucky Cup Ladies Turf Stakes, Kentucky Cup Turf Stakes (Grade III), Franklin-Simpson Stakes, Belle Meade Plantation Stakes

Main track: 1 & 3/8 mile European Style

Distance from last turn to finish line:  1,125 feet

Turf course: Six Furlongs




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