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Horse Racing, Kentucky Derby at The Downey Profile®
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KENTUCKY DOWNS TRACK DIAGRAM

Kentucky Downs has a European-style turf course, unique to North America,. Race distances range from six furlongs to 1 1/2 mile.
 
Aerial View
 
The race course is among the longest in North America at 1 5/16 mile. It's not an oval, and there are elevation changes throughout the course, some more subtle than others. A long, sweeping turn where horses go "down the dip" precedes a lengthy stretch run. They say it's a quarter-mile from the final turn to the finish line, but it seems longer than that as the horses run slightly uphill to get home.

 

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