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Turfway Park Racetrack

Racing information plus notable races at Turfway Park Racetrack

Turfway Park > Thoroughbred Betting

RaceTrack Info:
Live Racing Calendar:
January - March

Course Type:

Main Track:
1 mile, oval, dirt

Last Turn to Finish Line:
970 feet

Turf course:

Opened in 1870 in Baltimore, Maryland, Turfway Park Racetrack is the second-oldest track in the United States, just behind Saratoga in New York.

Opened in Florence, Kentucky, in 1959 as Latonia Race Course, Turfway Park is a thoroughbred racetrack ranked by the Horseplayers Association of North America, located just outside the city limits to the North of Florence, Kentucky.

Turfway Park was also home to the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions, patterned after the Breeders' Cup World Championships. The card included five stakes, four of them graded, including the Grade II Kentucky Cup Classic, and was traditionally run four weeks before the Breeders' Cup. In 2010, Turfway Park eliminated the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.

The track hosts the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes, created by former general manager John Battaglia in 1972 as the Spiral Stakes. Battaglia envisioned a race from which 3-year-olds would "spiral up" to the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and then to the Kentucky Derby.

Turfway Park is also the first track in the US to install Polytrack, an all-weather product, as a racing surface. With the installation, Turfway's track condition is always officially listed as "fast," no matter the weather conditions.

Notable Races on Turfway Park Racetrack:
GII Races
Lane's End Stakes

GIII Races
Kentucky Cup Classic Handicap
Bourbonette Oaks