Kentucky Downs
Kentucky Downs

Name of Track:
Kentucky Downs

5629 Nashville Road in Franklin, KY, United States

Date Opened:

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 & 3/8 mile European Style

Last Turn to Finish Line:

1,125 feet

Turf course:
6 Furlongs


Horse Racing at Kentucky Downs

Opened in 1990, Kentucky Downs racetrack is located in Franklin, Kentucky. The track is a European-style course — its surface is all turf (grass) not dirt, and it is not oval in shape.

The Park was renamed as Kentucky Downs and in 1998 fortunes turned after the Kentucky Cup Festival was announced.

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

Kentucky Downs Racing Information:

Live Racing:  Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays

Live Racing Calendar: September

Notable Races at Kentucky Downs:

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


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