Turfway Park is a horse racing facility with a one-mile thoroughbred track. It
sits on a 197-acre complex in Florence, Kentucky.
Turfway Park was transformed by its former owner, Jerry L. Carroll, from a
run-down track known as “Latonia Race Course” to what it is today
an innovative, nationally-acclaimed facility.
Turfway Park has Fall, Holiday, and Winter / Spring meets. The most awaited
racing event at Turfway Park during the Fall Meet is the Kentucky Cup. The
Kentucky Cup Day of Champions has a long history of attracting and discovering
new thoroughbred stars. Another big annual event is the Spiral Stakes, seen
as a good training opportunity for many Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown aspirants.
Other big stakes events hosted by Turfway Park include:
- Turfway Breeders Cup
- Lane’s End Stakes
- The Marfa Stakes
- Turfway Park Fall Championship
- Wishing Well Stakes
- Queen Stakes
- Rushaway Stakes
- Hansel Stakes
- Holiday Inaugural Stakes
Turfway Park Track Facts
from last turn to finish line
History of Turfway Park
- The track opened under the name Latonia Race Course on August 27.
It was the successor to Old Latonia, which operated from 1883 to 1939 about
10 miles north of this site.
- The race course was renamed Turfway Park.
- Turfway Park handle rose 20% over that of the previous year, despite