FRANKLIN, Ky. (Thursday, July 6, 2023) — Reserved seating is now on sale for Kentucky Downs’ unique race meet, the most lucrative in America.
Tickets can be purchased at https://kentuckydowns.ticketspice.com/tickets2023. The FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 and 13. Reserved seating is available in the popular open-air Finish Line Pavilion near the paddock and every day except Sept. 3 and 9 in the air-conditioned FanDuel VIP Chalet, with ticket prices for both venues including buffet and open bar throughout the race card.
Reserved seats for both venues are sold in sets of two, four, six and a full table of eight for the first time since 2019. Individual tickets may be available for purchase on race day, depending on inventory, at https://kentuckydowns.ticketspice.com/tickets2023 or at the track.
New this year: Kentucky Downs will offer a “Pool Party” ticket on Sunday Sept. 10. Ticketholders have access to the SpringHill Suites Franklin Mint pool and Summerly Event Lawn, music poolside between races and a 30 X 90 tent overlooking the race course. Tickets are $50 per person, with concessions available for purchase at food trucks and a cash bar.
“Each year the demand for tickets grows,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ Vice President for Racing. “Our high-quality racing in a festive and pastoral atmosphere makes Kentucky Downs an annual stop for racing and sports enthusiasts and a bucket-list destination for many more. We encourage those wanting to experience the best turf racing in America up-close in a one-of-a-kind environment to purchase tickets early, especially on Sept. 9 when we’ll have six graded stakes worth $1 million each. In response to our guests’ request, we also are bringing back the option for the public to purchase tickets in the VIP Chalet on most days.”
Free general admission is available throughout the upper stretch and into the turn, where tailgating also is an option.
The racing office’s ticket team will notify horsemen about race-day hospitality.