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 down I-65, adult visitors can enjoy Vegas-style gaming and simulcast wagering nightly until 2am, or families can get up close and personal with retired thoroughbred horses with an Old Friends at Kentucky Downs tour.

Live races with some of the nation's biggest purses are run in September at Kentucky Downs, the country's only European-style turf track. Paddocks on the track's backside provide a permanent home for retired thoroughbreds. 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 entertainment is offered inside the casino and lounge every Thursday through Sunday, and Lucky 7s Diner serves lunch and dinner daily with all-day breakfast. Additionally, KD Cafe proudly serves Starbucks® coffee, teas, baked goods, and more.