Blue Ribbon Downs

category : Race Tracks
Blue Ribbon Downs Blue Ribbon Downs is Oklahoma's oldest racing facility and first pari-mutuel race track. Located on 165 acres bordered on the south by I-40 and on the north by Highway 64, is only 20 miles west of Fort Smith, Arkansas, 101 miles southeast of Tulsa and 159 miles east of Oklahoma City. Blue Ribbon Downs is specially designed to offer fans close-up involvement in the racing as well as world class simulcasts. Blue Ribbon Downs features Quarter Horse, Thoroughbred, Appaloosa and Paint horse racing. A glass-enclosed Clubhouse overlooking both the track and action-packed Saddling Paddock offers fans year round comfort.

A gift shop, Turf Club Restaurant and concession stands are on site along with a video arcade open on live racing days only. Contact the Marketing department for information on group packages, and also on arts and crafts shows, antique car show and other special events at the track.

Hours & Days of Operation:
Live racing Friday - Sunday (Friday racing subject to schedule change). No live racing on Fridays during July. Post time 1pm.
Simulcast racing 7 days a week. Admission gates open 1 hour prior to first simulcast race and 1 1/2 hours prior to first post in live racing.

Price Description:
Parking $1, General Admission, $2, includes access to all stadium levels Reserved Seating, $3.50 for the Turf Club. Children under 12 years old, free admission. Senior Citizen Day (Free parking and general admission) on Friday when live racing is Friday through Sunday and on Sunday when racing on Saturday and Sunday only.

Payment Methods Accepted - American Express, VISA, Discover, Mastercard

Tour Group Services:
Advance Tour Group Reservations Required, Free Admission (Motorcoach Driver)

From I-40, take exit 308 (Highway 59) North to Highway 64. Turn left (West). Located approximately 1/2 mile on the left.

Address: 3700 W. Cherokee
Phone: 918-775-7771
Fax: 918-775-5805
Our Email:

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