The Birmingham Race Course

1000 John Rogers Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 
   

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Casino opened:May 26, 1989
Self parking:Yes
Valet:Yes

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Hotels: Birmingham Hotels
Attractions: The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course

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The Birmingham Race Course Review

The Birmingham Race Course (originally the Birmingham Turf Club) is located on Derby Parkway, off John Rogers Drive, in  Birmingham, Alabama. Currently a greyhound racetrack and simulcast center, the facility started out in 1987 as a thoroughbred horse racing venue. Greyhound racing was added in 1992 and thoroughbred racing was discontinued in 2005. Also in 2005 "Quincy's MegaSweeps", an internet café was introduced to the property but that part of the facility was soon shut down by the sheriff. The Race Course  is operated by the Jefferson County Racing Association.

Today visitors will find live greyhound racing most days except Sunday every week of the year, as well as simulcast betting facilities accepting bets on live broadcast races of thoroughbreds, including stakes races, as well as greyhound races. There are over 200 simulcast races presented every Saturday and the facility is open 7 days a week.

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Gaming at Birmingham Race Course

The Birmingham Race Course has a track length of 1,320 feet with courses of 5/16th and 3/8th mile races. Greyhound matinees and evening races most days of the week with at least 6 race days. The track is dark Sundays.

Simulcast wagering is accepted every day of the week with doors opening at 11am. Saturday is the biggest day with over 200 races broadcast throughout the course of the day and night.

Dart tournaments and pool tournaments are also held here on Saturdays with a $10 entry and the facility matching all entry fees. When 20 people sign up for pool, or 30 for darts, they'll kick in $500 instead of $10 for each participant.

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Greyhounds
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Contact information

Official

Phone (205) 838-7500
Toll-free (800) 998-8238
Website www.birminghamracecourse.com/
Email Email
Facebook Facebook page
Twitter @BhmRaceCourse

Group Sales

Phone (205) 838-7441
Website Website

Casino hours

Sunday 11:00am to 2:00am
Monday 11:00am to 2:00am
Tuesday 11:00am to 2:00am
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00am
Thursday 11:00am to 2:00am
Friday 11:00am to 2:00am
Saturday 11:00am to 2:00am

Dining & Restaurants

Clubhouse Restaurant & Bars

  • Serving: American

The "Ascot" was once billed as the largest restaurant in Alabama with white tablecloth seating for 800 at The Birmingham Race Course. Today the Clubhouse is where to go to grab some fare while attending the races if you don't want trackside concessions. Depending on what time you dine, you may find dinner plates or more of a fast food experience. There are  a few bars as well.

  • Price range: Average
  • Reservations: (205) 838-7500
  • Alcohol: Beer

Hours

Sunday11:00am / Close
Monday11:00am / Close
Tuesday11:00am / Close
Wednesday11:00am / Close
Thursday11:00am / Close
Friday11:00am / Close
Saturday11:00am / Close


Birmingham Race Course Attractions & Entertainment

The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course

Outdoor Activities

The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course is a  sure bet for improving your long game. The facility is open daily from 10am until dark and features great views, turf hitting mats and grass hitting mats.  A bag of tees is only a dollar and 50 balls are $5. Get a bucket with 100 balls for only $8. All prices include tax, so the rates can't be beat. Take a little time to improve your drive before hitting the track or simulcast center.

Hours

Sunday10:00am / Close
Monday10:00am / Close
Tuesday10:00am / Close
Wednesday10:00am / Close
Thursday10:00am / Close
Friday10:00am / Close
Saturday10:00am / Close

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  • Birmingham Race Course Gift Shop (Souvenirs)

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