Turfway Park Owners
Rock Gaming LLC
Rock Gaming LLC is a Midwest-based gaming partnership formed to develop full-service casinos in two of Ohio's largest cities and explore other potential gaming opportunities. In addition to Turfway Park, the company now owns Horseshoe Casino and ThistleDown Racino in Cleveland and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and is a partner in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. A Rock Gaming affiliate also acquired a majority interest in the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit.
Dan Gilbert, chairman of Rock Gaming, is also chairman and founder of Quicken Loans, Inc., the country's largest online retail mortgage lender. He is the majority owner of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers and the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters; both teams play at the Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.
Rock Gaming LLC has been a Turfway Park partner since 2012.
Keeneland Association Inc. is renowned throughout the world for the quality of its Thoroughbred racing and sales.
Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Keeneland conducts race meetings in April and October. The spring meeting features the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) for three-year-olds and the Ashland Stakes (G1) for three-year-old fillies. In the fall, many races are steppingstones to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, including the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1), Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1), Darley Alcibiades (G1), and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1).
Keeneland conducts four Thoroughbred auctions annually: a horses of all ages sale in January; a two-year-olds in training sale in April; a yearling sale in September; and a breeding stock sale in November.
Keeneland also owns the Thoroughbred Training Center near Lexington. Formerly the Kentucky Horse Center, the facility has two training tracks and stabling for 1,188 horses.
Profits from racing, sales, and simulcasting at Keeneland are returned in the form of higher purses for horsemen, promotion of the Thoroughbred industry, capital improvements, and contributions to charitable, educational, and research organizations.
Keeneland Association Inc. has been a Turfway Park partner since 1999.