Race Tracks

Miles of black and white equestrian fencing dances along Kentucky’s rolling bluegrass countryside, leading the way to many of the most famous and historic horse racing cathedrals in the world. The “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” – otherwise known as the Kentucky Derby – has made Kentucky the epicenter of American horse racing. But Churchill Downs is far from the only race track where you can watch this thrilling Kentucky pastime. Year round, storied race tracks from Keeneland and The Red Mile in Lexington to Ellis Park in Henderson offer live racing and so much more.
Museums, libraries, horse sales, tours and access to the backside to watch horses and trainers in action can all be found at Kentucky’s thoroughbred and harness horse racing tracks. Take a peek at the tracks below and plan your trip through horse racing history.
Churchill Downs, Louisville
Ellis Park, Henderson
Keeneland, Lexington
Kentucky Downs, Franklin
Oak Grove Racing & Gaming, Oak Grove
The Red Mile, Lexington
Turfway Park, Florence