Kentucky Downs is the only all-turf flat racing thoroughbred track in North America. Live races are held in September - this year dates will be 7, 11, 14, 18 and 25. the newest thing in horse racing is "Instant Racing" a hybrid between slot machines and parimutuel wagering where bettors play at a terminal using historical racing data and video. Kentucky downs also has simulcast racing from various tracks around the country over 300 days a year. If you get hungry "The Carvery" serves gourmet sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes, desserts and there's also a salad bar plus a fully stocked bar. In addition to racing, bingo is played every day. Rooms are available -large or small- for private parties, receptions, meetings, weddings/receptions, etc.