Yesterday marked the first official day of live racing at Kentucky Downs in Franklin for the fall meet, and Kentucky Downs officials say it was more than a success.
With their handle wagered over $2.8 million, passing the track's single day record, and they say this Wednesday's jockey hall of fame day is also expected to draw a crowd.
"We're going to have six members of the Thoroughbred Jockey Hall of Fame that are going to be here to sign autographs at noon, and also, two of them are still active... Gary Stevens and Calvin Borel... and they will ride on Wednesday's card, so that's going to be a very exciting day," said Kentucky Downs President Corey Johnsen.
Johnsen says Kentucky Downs is a place you can see legendary jockeys like these, and also watch local horse owner's win big. They'll wrap up next week with Kentucky Downs Millions Day on Saturday.