Kentucky Downs

5629 Nashville Rd. P.O. Box 405 Franklin, KY 42135 USA

  • Mississippi Delta won the Ladies Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs last year

    Kentucky Downs to Pay $750 for Sixth Through Last

    Because of business surpassing projections—including a best-ever July with its historical horse racing operation—every horse running at Kentucky Downs' highly acclaimed September meet will earn at least $750.

  • Kentucky Downs Announces Stakes Schedule

    Highlighted by two new graded-stakes events and a record $8.4 million in purses and supplemental Kentucky-bred monies, Kentucky Downs will offer one of the world's most lucrative racing programs during its five-day, all-turf season Sept. 2-14.

  • Kentucky Downs, EquiLottery Enter Into Agreement

    Kentucky-based entities Kentucky Downs and EquiLottery have entered into an agreement that will allow the use of races from the Franklin, Ky., racetrack as the basis for EquiLottery, a new lottery game based on the results of live horse racing.

  • Record Historic Gaming Month at Kentucky Downs

    Exacta Systems and Kentucky Downs again shattered the single month historic horse racing handle record in February, with wagering in the 28-day month totaling $51.8 million.

  • Good Lord at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    New Arrivals at Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

    Old Friends at Kentucky Downs has two new Thoroughbred residents who promise to be fan favorites: multiple stakes-winner Good Lord, winner of the 2012 Kentucky Downs Turf Dash, and Monmouth Park's 2014 grade III Iselin winner Balance of Power.

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    Another Handle Spike for Kentucky Downs

    With record purses attracting full fields and low takeout sparking interest from horseplayers, Kentucky Downs closed its five-date boutique meet Sept. 15 with total wagering up nearly 34 percent.

  • Da Big Hoss scores a repeat victory in the Kentucky Turf Cup

    Another Big Win for Da Big Hoss

    "All I can say is he's the second-best marathon horse in the United States," said trainer Mike Maker, ceding the top position to five-time group/grade I winner Flintshire. "I think we just go right to the Breeders' Cup. He runs really well fresh."

  • Watchyourownbobber rolls home to win the More Than Ready Stakes

    Watchyourownbobber Proves More Than Ready

    A weather delay of about 15 minutes didn't bother Watchyourownbobber in the More Than Ready Stakes, as the even-money favorite scored a clear victory in the one-mile test Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Airoforce

    Airoforce, 'Oscar' Face Off at Kentucky Downs

    Back on their preferred surface after stints on the Triple Crown trail, Airoforce and Oscar Nominated have run well in multiple starts on turf, but have yet to find the winner's circle despite close calls.

  • Watchyourownbobber enters Saturday's test off a stakes win at Mountaineer.

    Watchyourownbobber to Try the More Than Ready

    Watchyourownbobber will try for a third consecutive stakes win at a third different track when he faces an expected seven rivals in the $400,000 More Than Ready Mile Stakes Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Johnsen Loved Kentucky Downs From Start

    When the Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf goes to the post Saturday, Kentucky Downs president Corey Johnsen expects to reflect back on that race a decade ago.

  • Racing returns to Kentucky Downs Sept. 3

    KY Downs to Open With Loaded All-Turf Card

    Kentucky Downs will begin its lucrative five-day, all-turf meet Sept. 3 with four stakes—two of them for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs—worth a total of $1.4 million. The 10-race card saw 136 horses make the overnight.

  • Ruling Favors Historical Racing Graphics

    A Kentucky judge has ruled that the manner in which a race result is depicted on historical racing machines to determine if a player has won or lost is not a factor in whether the electronic form of gaming is legal.

  • Historical racing machine at Kentucky Downs

    Historical Racing Argued Again in Court

    Attorneys for two sides in the convoluted court battle over historical race wagering in Kentucky were in court again July 25, arguing whether the type machines in use at Kentucky Downs are in compliance with state regulations.