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Major American Horse Racing Tracks and Nearby Hotels
Attending Horse Races
Much of the excitement and pageantry of a horse race is reflected in the beauty of the horse racing venues. America's greatest horse parks offer stunningly picturesque backgrounds for rider and horse to display their skills. Great care is taken in maintaining each facility as well as dressing it up with flowers and plants for the racing season.
There is also the excitement of reviewing the horses as they pass through the paddock area before each race.
Iconic Race Tracks
Famous track names such as Churchill Downs (Kentucky Derby), Pimlico (Preakness) and Belmont (Belmont Stakes) represent the three legs of the Triple Crown. Additionally, there are such iconic tracks as Gulfstream Park in Florida, Del Mar and Santa Anita in California, Saratoga, NY, and Monmouth Park NJ that have hosted some of racings' elite race horses.
Online Betting and Casinos
Most of American horse racing tracks also host casinos and virtual horse racing all year around in addition to their live racing seasons.
Directory of America's Premier Horse Racing Tracks
Belmont Park Race Track
New York, NY
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer its highest ever overnight purse schedule at the upcoming 48-day Belmont Park spring/summer meet.
Churchill Downs Louisville, KY
Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall.
Del Mar Race Track
Jimmy Durante Blvd Del Mar, CA 92014 858-755-1141,
Beautiful Delmar Race Track at Del Mar Park in California.
Golden Gate Fields
Eastshore Highway Berkeley, CA 94710 (510) 559 - 7300
Live racing season runs from mid January to Mid June each year.
Gulfstream Park has three racing seasons. The Championship racing season at Gulfstream runs December to early April and it topped off by the Florida Derby. The Royal Palm meet runs April through September and the Flamingo Festival meet October - November.
Gulfstream Casino is one of the finest casinos in Florida and includes fine restaurants and upscale shops.
Hawthorne Race Course
Hawthorne Race Course features a spring and fall Thoroughbred racing schedule plus a summer harness racing meet
Versailles Road Lexington, KY 40510 (859) 254-3412
Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and is the largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house. Additionally, Keeneland world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings.
Bossier City, LA
With thoroughbred racing every May through September and Quarter Horse racing from January through March, there is no shortage of live horse racing action. Throughout the year you can test your handicapping skills as you watch and wager on live horse racing from racetracks around the world in our simulcast facilities.
Monmouth Park Race Track
Oceanport, NJ 07757
Monmouth Park and its long and storied history dates back to July 30, 1870 when the track opened, just three miles from Long Branch. Live racing dates late May through late September.
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
Central Ave. Hot Springs, AK 71901 501-623-4411
Since 1904, Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort has been one of the premier Thoroughbred racetracks in the country and is the home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Located in historic Hot Springs, AK, the casino has been expanded to include slots, poker, and instant racing.
Pimlico Race Course
Pimlico is home of the Preakness, the second race of the Triple Crown. Live racing late April through late August. Pimlico, the second oldest racetrack in America, hosts simulcast racing during its off season.
Santa Anita Race Track
This world famous race venue hosts some of the most important stakes races in the United States. Santa Anita represents rich traditions in the horse racing industry. Santa Anita Park race season runs late December through mid June.
Saratoga Race Course
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for the 40-day summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course, which will feature over 75 stakes races worth $20+ million in total purses. The summer meet will open in mid July and conclude in early September.
Toronto, ON, Canada
Woodbine Racetrack offers world-class, live Thoroughbred racing from April to December and exceptional dining and event experiences all year long. Woodbine Racetrack is set on 650 acres in Toronto, Ontario. Located between Highways 427 and 27 (south of Rexdale Boulevard), Woodbine offers thoroughbred and standard bred racing, luxury dining and entertainment.
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