Kentucky Downs Opens September 5, 2015

Kentucky’s all-turf track opens in a few days, Saturday, Sept. 5th.

Race dates – Saturdays (Sept. 5, 12 & 19), Thursday (September 10) and Wednesday (September 16)

Post Time – 1:35 p.m. (Central)

Average daily purses and KTDF bonuses will be over $1,500,000.

There will be twelve stakes races over the 5-day meet highlighted by the $600,000 (Gr. 3) Kentucky Turf Cup on Saturday, September 12.

“This is the #1 rated track by HANA for a reason – well, make that multiple reasons: low takeouts, full fields and great turf racing!” ~ Rich Nilsen,

Kentucky Downs 2015

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Rich Nilsen is a 17-time qualifier to the National Horseplayers Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He cashed on the 2018 NHC Tour with a 19th overall finish. Rich was also a winner of a $24,000 package into Kentucky Derby Betting Championship I. A former executive with, Rich is a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program and is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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