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    Kentucky Downs Racetrack Horse Racing

    Our Racebook offers secure online horse betting for Kentucky Downs Racetrack daily.
    Active races and results can be found at the Kentucky Downs horse betting page.
    Kentucky Downs Racing Dates
    2011 Racing Dates September 10-19
     There are currently no horse races scheduled for today.
    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,500
    Racetrack Information
    Main track (turf): 1 3/8 mile European Style
    Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,255 feet
    Bets available may include: Win, Place, Show, Quinella, Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, Daily Double, Pick 3, and Pick 4.
    Current Weather
    59 °F

    Feels Like: 59°F
    Humidity: 35%
    Wind: NE at 8 mph

    Bodog Racebook Payout Limits

    Max per Race Payout: CA$ 5,500

    Graded Stakes Races at Kentucky Downs

    Date Race Grade Division
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    About Kentucky Downs Racetrack

    Thoroughbred racing has a rich tradition in Kentucky – and a distinctly American one at that. If you want to go back even further into the sport’s Old World roots, your destination, ironically enough, is one of the newer racetracks in the business: Kentucky Downs, opened in 1990 near the city of Franklin, just north of the Tennessee border.

    Kentucky Downs is the only racetrack in North America with a European-style course; that is, all- turf flat racing. The facility began as Dueling Grounds (duels being another Kentucky tradition), holding steeplechase racing and nothing else until 1992, when the fences were taken down and thoroughbred racing took over. Steeplechase was eventually re-introduced in 2008.

    The original 10.5-furlong Kentucky Downs track remains in place. Again, this is not your traditional American oval, but more like a European kidney. There’s a bit of a hairpin at the first turn leading to an extended backstretch. You’ll see this turn come into play on longer races, such as the only graded stakes at Kentucky Downs, the $200,000 Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup (1.5 miles) for 3- year-olds and up.

    The Turf Cup is the main event of the Kentucky Cup Turf Festival, which kicks off the track’s brief racing session in September. This race was first held as the Sam Houston Stakes in 1991; Sam Houston, then a state representative and the former governor of Tennessee, fought and won a duel on these grounds in 1832 before moving south and leading the Texas Revolution.