Turfway Park Owners
Rock Gaming LLC
Rock Gaming LLC is a Midwest-based gaming partnership formed with an initial focus to develop full-service casinos in two of Ohio's largest cities, as well as to explore other potential gaming opportunities. Rock Gaming has partnered with Caesars Entertainment, the world's most geographically diversified gaming company, to develop and operate Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, which opened in May 2012, and Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati, which opened in March 2013.
Rock Gaming and Caesars are also equity partners in Turfway Park, a premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Northern Kentucky, and Cleveland-area Thoroughbred racetrack ThistleDown, which opened as a racino in April 2013.
Rock Gaming and Caesars are also developing a full service casino in downtown Baltimore with joint venture partners CVPR Gaming Holdings LLC, PRT Two LLC, and The Stronach Group. The facility is being designed to foster economic growth and create new jobs while expanding Baltimore's diverse entertainment offerings.
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 also 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.