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Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

Special Days at Kentucky Downs

8/26/2018
 
Saturday Sept. 1: Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation Day benefiting equine research. Four stakes races: $400,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies; $400,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile; $750,000 Tourist Mile;$250,000 One Dreamer. Family Fun Day activities, including inflatables, face painting and pony rides. First post: 1:25 p.m. CT
 
Thursday Sept. 6: Old Friends Day. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith autograph session of commemorative Justify prints 1-3 p.m.CT. $250,000 Old Friends Stakes (winner guaranteed a home at Old Friends thoroughbred retirement farm upon retirement from racing or breeding). First post: 1:25 p.m. CT
 
Saturday Sept. 8: Kentucky Turf Cup Day, featuring five stakes totaling $2.7 million: $750,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup (G3); $500,000 Kentucky Downs Juvenile Turf Sprint; $500,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf (G3); $500,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint (G3); $450,000 Kentucky Downs Ladies Sprint (G3). Family Fun Day activities, including inflatables, face painting and pony rides. First post: 1:25 p.m. CT
 
Sunday Sept. 9: College Day: Full-time college students can sign up for drawings to win one of 10 laptops Surface Pro tablets courtesy of the Kentucky HBPA or one of two $1,500 scholarships. Two stakes: $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby and $300,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks. Claiming crown races featuring four starter-allowance races worth $100,000 each designed as a stepping stone to the Claiming Crown Championship at Gulfstream Park in late fall. Winners receive an automatic berth in the corresponding Claiming Crown Championship race, plus $1,000 in travel expenses. Family Fun Day activities, including inflatables, face painting and pony rides. First post: 1:25 p.m. CT
 
Thursday, Sept. 13: Franklin-Simpson Day, featuring two stakes: $400,000 Ramsey Farm, $300,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes. First post: 1:25 p.m. CT

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