There is currently no live horse racing in the state of Kansas. At the present time, all pari-mutuel licenses for horse and dog racing in Kansas have lapsed and been revoked. No pari-mutuel racing has been conducted in Kansas since August 2008.
It wasn’t until 1986 that Kansas voted to approve of legalized pari-mutuel wagering. In 1992, simulcast wagering was approved.
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Kansas Horse Betting Sites And Mobile Apps
The only option for betting on horse racing in Kansas is online. TwinSpires, DRF Bet, 1/ST BET, AmWager, and DayattheTrack.com presently accept Kansas customers.
- DRF Bet
- 1/ST BET
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Horse Racing History in Kansas
There was a time when horse racing thrived in the state of Kansas. Anthony Downs Racecourse was primarily a quarter horse racing facility, but also accommodated thoroughbred horse racing and dog racing at different times during the history of the track. Founded in 1904, the Anthony Downs Racecourse ranked amongst the most popular horse racing facilities in Kansas.
Quarter horse racing and thoroughbred horse racing took place for nearly 140 years at Eureka Downs Racecourse. This track was affectionately known in the industry as the Racing Capital of Kansas.
The track was originally built nearby in 1872 but relocated to the present location in 1902. It opened for its first season of racing in 1903, with thoroughbred and harness racing until 1942 when the track closed for two years due to the outbreak of World War II. Racing resumed in 1945. In 1962 the Fair Association purchased land adjacent to the track to extend the track and build a 440-yard straightaway section to run American Quarter Horse races. The track also held Greyhound racing events on certain race days. The original grandstand burned in 1964 and was replaced.
In the early 1990s, the track fell into bankruptcy, as the sport began a slow, steady death in Kansas. Only government subsidies kept horse racing afloat. Woodland Hills, a dog, and horse track opened in Kansas City in 1989 and closed in 2008.
Then Anthony Downs closed in 2009. At this point, government subsidizing of racing was discontinued.
Eureka Downs continued for two more years without pari-mutuel wagering before shutting down in 2011.
Kansas Online Horse Betting FAQs
18 or older for online horse betting.
TwinSpires, DRF Bet, 1/ST BET, and AmWager accept Kansas bettors.
There are no current operating racetracks in Sunflower State.