Live Racing

World class thoroughbred turf racing returns to Kentucky Downs this September!

Race days are September 6, 10, 13, 17 and 24 with the first post at 1:35 pm (CDT).

Don’t miss out on witnessing the top trainers and jockeys competing for $1,000,000 per day in purses.

Saturday, September 6 (Franklin/Simpson Day)
Family Fun Activities
Stakes Races:
The Dueling Grounds Derby $250,000
The Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies $200,000
The Kentucky Downs Juvenile $200,000
Wednesday, September 10 (Hall of Fame Day)
Hall of Fame Jockey Autograph Signing
Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Handicapping Contest
Saturday, September 13 (Kentucky Turf Cup Day)
Family Fun Activities
Stakes Races:
The Kentucky Turf Cup (Grade III) $600,000
The Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint $200,000
The Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf $200,000
The Franklin-Simpson Mile $200,000
Wednesday, September 17 (Ladies Day)
Benefiting Horses & Hope and Old Friends Farm
Ladies Hat Contest
Wednesday, September 24 (Closing Day)
Stakes Races:
The Kentucky Downs Ladies Marathon $200,000
The Kentucky Downs Turf Dash $200,000