Turfway Park

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Address: 7500 Turfway Road Florence, KY 41042

Phone: 1-859-371-0200

Website: https://www.turfway.com/

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Turfway Park Facts

Main Track: 1 mile oval, 6.5f chute

Inner dirt track: 1 mile oval

Main Track Stretch: 970 ft

Main Track Surface: Synthetic Tapeta; silica sand, wax, fibres

Turf Course: None at this time

The race track at Turfway Park houses 1,000 horses who train and typically race December through March.

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The race track at Turfway Park houses 1,000 horses who train and typically race December through March.

Today's Races

All Races


Race Type


  • G3 Spiral | 3-year-olds going 1-1/8 mi. on the all-weather
  • G3 Bourbonette Oaks | 3-year-old fillies going 1 mi. on the all-weather
  • John Battaglia Memorial | 3-year-olds going 1-1/16 mi. on the all-weather
  • Rushaway | 3-year-olds going 1-1/16 mi. on the all-weather


Opened as Latonia Race Course in 1959, Turfway Park is the winter home for racing in Kentucky. The original Latonia was 10 miles south of the current location and ran from 1883 to 1939 and was famous for hosting the Latonia Derby, a race that at one point rivaled the Kentucky Derby for prestige in the horse racing community. The track's name was changed to Turfway Park in 1986. The race track's signature race is the Spiral: created by then-general manager John Battaglia with the idea that three-year-olds would "spiral" up from his track's race to the Blue Grass at Keeneland then ultimately the Kentucky Derby. Turfway also hosted Kentucky Cup Day of Champions for many years until most of the races were moved to Kentucky Downs. In order to race safely during the frigid winter months, Turfway Park was the first to install Polytrack in 2005: the synthetic surface is comprised of wax, fibers, and silica sand. And though Turfway Park was mentioned as the setting for the 2005 movie Racing Stripes, no actual filming occurred at the Florence oval.


Turfway Park offers a ton of live events for people to enjoy after they have had their fill of live racing. The track also has an excellent gift shop where patrons can buy Turfway Park apparel, jewelry, gifts, and memorabilia.

Turfway Park Race Replays

Race replays for Turfway Park are available at the Turfway Park YouTube channel and frequently on the TwinSpires YouTube channel.


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