Kentucky Downs Racing & Gaming/Old Friends at Kentucky Downs

(270) 586-7778
5629 Nashville Rd. | Franklin, KY 42134
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Just 20 minutes south on I-65 at Exit 2, visitors can enjoy year-round gaming, dining, live entertainment, and simulcast wagering at Kentucky Downs. Hours of operations are Sunday to Thursday from 10am to 2am, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4am.

The bar and lounge space feature an array of drink options, including a selection of 24 draft beers and over 60 bourbons and whiskeys. This space is also home to live entertainment, with nightly acts every Wednesday through Sunday.

Visitors of all ages can grab a bite at Lucky 7s Diner, located adjacent to the gaming floor, serving a variety of entrees and all-day breakfast. The newest addition to this venue is KD Café, which proudly serves Starbucks® products.

Old Friends at Kentucky Downs offers tours for families where they can get up close and personal with retired thoroughbred horses. Tours are available daily for a small donation toward upkeep, and they'll even throw in a little bucket of carrots so you can feed your new, four-legged Old Friends!

Live races featuring some of the nation's largest purses are run every September at Kentucky Downs, the country's only European-style turf track.