Corporate Name: Turfway Park LLC
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8, Florence, Kentucky 41022
Street Address: 7500 Turfway Road, Florence, Kentucky 41042 (click for map)
Telephone: (859) 371-0200, (800) 733-0200
Fax: Office: (859) 647-4730; Racing Office: (859) 647-4739; Simulcasting: (859) 647-4726
Known for innovation, Turfway Park is one of the nation’s most respected racing operations. The track was an early adopter of intertrack wagering and full-card simulcasting, advances that in the 1980s changed racing across the country. In 2000, Turfway introduced FasTrack Rewards, one of racing’s first loyalty programs and, in 2004, was the first track to install the Super Carrel, an all-in-one handicapping station. In 2005, Turfway became the first track in North America to install a Polytrack surface for racing.
Owned by Keeneland Association and Rock Gaming, Turfway benefits from leadership committed to improvement. Keeneland introduced Polytrack on its training track in 2004 and was key to its installation at Turfway a year later. Polytrack consists of the visible surface, a mix of sand, fibers, rubber, and wax, and a hidden complex that drains water vertically. The result is a surface consistent at every step and fast regardless of the weather. More important, the surface has significantly reduced joint injuries and breakdowns.
FasTrack Rewards is modeled after casino programs. In mid-2007, Turfway refined the program by introducing Elite, Platinum and Gold levels that reward increased play with increased benefits.
Turfway Park’s two race meets – Winter/Spring and Holiday – are anchored by a stakes program that includes the Grade III Bourbonette Oaks and the Grade III Spiral Stakes.
The Spiral Stakes was created in 1972 as a race for horses “spiraling up” to the Kentucky Derby. The race has produced two Kentucky Derby winners, three Preakness winners, two Belmont winners, numerous other Grade I winners and several Eclipse Award honorees. Among the race’s stars are Summer Squall, Prairie Bayou, Serena’s Song, Hansel, Lil E. Tee, Perfect Drift, Birdstone, Flower Alley, Hard Spun, and Animal Kingdom.
General Manager & Director of Operations: Daniel “Chip” Bach, (859) 647-4875
Associate Vice President: Mike Battaglia
Director of Human Resources: Kim Day, (859) 647-4840
Director of Racing: Tyler Picklesimer, (859) 647-4830
Controller: Robin Rodgers, (859) 647-4811
Owner Relations Contact: Tia Murphy, (859) 647-4831
National Simulcast Director: Mary E. Troilo, (859) 647-4806
Director of Sales: Diane Brumback, (859) 647-4846
Track Announcer: James McNerney
Nearest City: Cincinnati, Ohio (10 miles north of track)
Nearest Airport: Greater Cincinnati Airport (2 miles from track)
Track Data: 1-mile oval; 6½-furlong and 1¼-mile chutes; Polytrack surface; length of stretch: 970 feet; stabling for 1,200 horses; total acreage: approximately 200
Admission Price: Free admission daily, except on Spiral Stakes Day
Parking: Capacity, 6,500 cars; general parking, free; valet parking, $3
Simulcasting Information: Live full cards and special races simulcast out; full‑card simulcasts brought in year-round