Kentucky Downs offers exotic wagering on historic horse racing at nearly 500 Encore terminals. A total of 31 different pari-mutuel wagers are offered, each of which are based on the RCI Model Rule 004-105T. The object of the game is to correctly predict the finishing position of as many of the horses from three historical horse races, where the number of correctly predicted finishers determines the prize to be awarded. Handicapping statistics are provided to patrons to help them make their decisions, similar to live horse racing. At the conclusion of each race, patrons are provided with race charts that include information on the finish order, a computer enhanced video replay, as well as a will-pay screen indicating their respective prize.
A pari-mutuel wager allows the patrons to wager between each other rather than against the house. Wagers are combined in a collective “pool.” The track deducts a set percentage from the pool and the remaining balance of the pool is dispersed back to the patrons who place winning wagers.
Rules and Regulations
All Historical Horse Racing games offered at Kentucky Downs are governed by the rules and regulations for wagering on historic horse races approved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
Below are links to the complete set of rules and regulations under which Kentucky Downs operates all Historical Horse Racing games(Available for viewing and downloading in PDF format) :
Pari-Mutuel Wagering »
Exotic Wagering »
Hours Of Operation
The Historical Horse Racing center at Kentucky Downs is open seven days a week:
Sunday through Thursday : 10 a.m. until 2 a.m.
Friday and Saturday : 10 a.m. until 4 a.m.
You must be 21 years of age or older to play Historical Horse Racing at Kentucky Downs.
(NOTE: Kentucky Downs and Franklin, Kentucky are on Central time).