|Casino opened:||May 26, 1989|
|Venues:||Meeting & Event Space|
|Attractions:||The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course|
Birmingham Race Course Review
The Birmingham Race Course/Birmingham Greyhound Racing (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.
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 four days of the week with at least 5 race days. The track is dark Thursdays and 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.
Casino games available
Dining & Restaurants
- 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 Willie's Cafe 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 is a bar as well.
- Price range: Average
- Reservations: (205) 838-7500
- Alcohol: Beer
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Birmingham Race Course Venues & Hotspots
Meeting & Event Space
A special event room is available at Birmingham Greyhound Racing. Breakers, on the Sky Club Floor, is ideal for your group or special event and is available free of charge to groups of 50 to 150. The venue can also arrange for an open bar, and special food service for your guests.
Birmingham Race Course Attractions & Entertainment
The Driving Range at The Birmingham Race Course
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.
|Sunday||10:00am / Close|
|Monday||10:00am / Close|
|Tuesday||10:00am / Close|
|Wednesday||10:00am / Close|
|Thursday||10:00am / Close|
|Friday||10:00am / Close|
|Saturday||10:00am / Close|
- Birmingham Race Course Gift Shop (Souvenirs)
Birmingham Race Course Videos
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Address: 1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35235, USA
Phone: (205) 838-7500
Toll-free: (800) 998-8238
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Phone: (205) 838-7441