Horse Racing on the Rogue
The Grants Pass Downs is now Oregon's sole meet for horse racing. Grants Pass has live racing for nine days starting in mid-June and running through Mid-July. The featured event is the Firecracker Futurity, which is for two-year-old Quarter Horses.
The Southern Oregon Horse Racing Association (SOHRA) hosts these events at The Grants Pass Downs.
2019 Racing on the Rogue
This year's horse races are from June 15 - July 7 at The Grants Pass Downs Don Jackson Racing Facility.
Specific dates are June 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30 and July 4, 5, & 7.
Gates Open 11:30 am
1st Race Post time 1:00 pm
2019 Special Promotions:
Saturday, June 15 - OPENING DAY - JOSEPHINE COUNTY FOOD BANK DAY.
Fans who donate two cans of food will receive a FREE Grants Pass Downs day pass to be used later in the season.
Sunday, June 16 - FATHER’S DAY
FREE admission for Dads.
Saturday, June 22 - FIRST RESPONDERS DAY
FREE admission for current and former First Responders.
Sunday, June 23 - LADIES HAT DAY
FREE admission for ladies wearing a hat (baseball caps excluded). Cash prizes will also be awarded in the following categories - Best Kentucky Derby Style Hat, Best Western Theme Hat, Best Hat with Coordinating Outfit and Most Original Hat. There will also be a Kid’s Category.
Thursday, June 27 - CASINO NIGHT & SOCIAL EVENT
Limited seating - Wild River Pub. $100 Buy In, VIP $150 This social event features Poker, Roulette, Blackjack all wrapped up in a No-Host Bar, Silent Auction and Hors d' oeuvres. Must be 21 or over to attend.
Saturday, June 29 - DUTCH BROS. COFFEE DAY
Fans will receive a FREE buy one get one FREE (BOGO) beverage coupon when they bet on the race sponsored by Dutch Bros. Coffee.
Sunday, June 30 - MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY
FREE admission for current and former members of the Armed Forces.
Wednesday, July 4 - CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY
Join us to watch and wager on our richest race of the season - The Firecracker Futurity with an estimated purse of $30,000.
Saturday, July 6 - DON JACKSON DAY
FREE admission for fans 60 and over and for fans wearing a Fedora Hat.
Sunday, July 7 - FAN APPRECIATION DAY
FREE drawing for prizes including gift certificates and tickets after every race. Must be present to win. The 2019 season concludes with the Third Running of the Grants Pass Mile with an estimated purse of $10,000.