Finish Line Pavilion tickets on sale online for 2022 FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs

The popular Finish Line Pavilion is adjacent to the paddock and the winner’s circle, making it a popular venue for horsemen. Kentucky Downs photo

FRANKLIN, Ky. (Tuesday, July 5, 2022) — Reserved seating is now on sale online for Kentucky Downs’ seven-date run in early September that offers America’s most lucrative purses and the world’s richest maiden races for registered Kentucky-breds.

The one-of-a-kind FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs runs Sept. 1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 11 and 14 over the track’s 1 5/16-mile kidney-shaped turf course. The distinctive venue, full fields and low takeout on betting has made the meet a “bucket list” destination for horseplayers, racing and sports enthusiasts and those wanting to simply enjoy a slice of Americana. 

Advance purchase of reserved seating and dining in the Finish Line Pavilion are being sold only as tables of eight or groups of four at Individual tickets will be sold as availability permits on race day both online and at the track.

The open-air Finish Line Pavilion provides an incredible view of horses charging to the wire along with close proximity to the paddock. The pavilion again has been expanded and this year will offer more amenities, with the ticket price including lunch buffet, afternoon snacks and open bar.

A race starts right in front of the Finish Line Pavilion. Grace Clark/Kentucky Downs

Ticket prices for groups of four range from $399 ($99.75/per person) on weekdays to $699 ($174.75/pp) on weekends and $799 ($199.75/pp) for Kentucky Downs’ signature Sept. 10 card. Tickets for groups of eight range from $699 ($87.38/pp) on weekdays to $1,249 ($156.13/pp) on weekends and $1,499 ($187.38/pp) on Sept. 10, when the track features five graded-stakes races.

Horsemen with runners in that day will receive VIP seating and meal.

“As fast as our meet goes, our tickets sell out almost as quickly,” said Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs’ vice president for racing. “We urge those wanting reserved seating and dining to go to our online box office as soon as possible to avoid being shut out. The good news is we do have a seventh day this year, including four weekend dates, that will allow more people to experience one of American racing’s great spectacles.”

Free general admission will again be at the top of the stretch in the grassy area in front of The Mint Gaming Hall. Tailgating also returns, with guests able to park in close proximity to the course for a spectacular view of the horses coming around the expansive far turn and into the stretch.

Finish Line Pavilion tickets on sale online for 2022 FanDuel Meet at Kentucky Downs - The Mint Gaming Hall