Corporate Name: Omaha Exposition and Racing, Inc.
Mailing Address: 6303 “Q” Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68117 (click for map)
Telephone: (402) 731-2900
Fax: (402) 731-5122 and (402) 731-5416
Horsemen’s Park, located in Omaha, Nebraska, opened on January 3, 1998. Upon the closing of Omaha’s AK-SAR-BEN in 1997, the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, under the leadership of Robert E. Lee, decided to build a new track and simulcast facility in Omaha to help preserve live racing in Nebraska. The inaugural live race meet was run in July 1998.
Acclaimed as one of the finest simulcast facilities in the country, Horsemen’s Park has a seating capacity of 3,000 and features more than 700 televisions. Through a revenue and purse sharing agreement with the four other tracks in Nebraska, the goal of preserving live racing in the state has been achieved.
President: Craig Wulf
Vice President of Racing Operations/General Manager: Mike Newlin
Controller/Simulcast Director: Patricia Shetland
Mutuel Manager: Mary Palais
Food & Beverage Manager: Abraham Nuwwarah
Marketing Director: Gary Java
Video Production: Grant Dreher
Track Superintendent: Tim Hurd
Video: International Sound & Trident
Nearest City: Omaha, Nebraska; Metro Area Population 1,000,000
Nearest Airport: Eppley Airfield
Track Data: Main course, 5/8-mile oval, sandy clay; length of the stretch, 700 feet; track width, 70 feet
Seating Accommodations: Turf room, dining room, clubhouse, grandstand, individual betting carrels
Dress Code: Shoes and shirts required at all times
Minimum Age Admitted: No minimum age; children under 16 must be accompanied by parent or guardian at all times
Parking Facilities: Free general parking
Simulcast Facilities: More than 700 TVs, big screens, and 140 individual TVs
Food & Beverage: Full-service dining, snack bars, main bar, Sports Bar & Turf Bar