One of the most popular and accessible ways to bet in the United States is to wager on horse racing, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a state with a more impressive racing and betting history than Kentucky. As the home of the iconic Kentucky Derby to begin thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown each year, millions of dollars are wagered at the event every year while harness and quarter horse racing continues to drive gambling revenues throughout the racing season.
While on-track betting revenue has been in decline for years, off-track and online horse betting in Kentucky have kept pari-mutuel wager handles high. According to JockeyClub.com, pari-mutuel wagering saw a U.S. handle that exceeded $12 billion in 2022, the most recent year for which data is available.
In this piece, we’ve highlighted the horse race tracks in Kentucky, detailed how you can place a bet at those facilities, and offered some tips from our horse race betting experts to help you increase your gambling profitability when heading to the tracks.
Horse race tracks in Kentucky
In Kentucky there are 6 horse race tracks. Below is a map and table of all of them: