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Address: 1000 John Rodgers Drive, Birmingham, AL 36210
Phone Number: 205 838 7500
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Only went to pick up Greyhounds for rescue.

I did not go to see the races, but to pick up greyhounds for our rescue group. The track is not as nice as some of the others that I have seen, but the people in the kennels were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Noma G
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Birmingham, Alabama
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144 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We go to the Birmingham Race Track for the simulcast racing (on TV's), usually during the big races like the Preakness, Kentucky Derby, etc. Fun day! Usually spend about 6 hour betting our 'wad' on various combinations of bets on the various races. Lots of fun. Full bar. Kitchen. Waitress service...and when you really get excited 'Live' dog races on... More 

Thank Mike O
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143 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This could be a decent track remember it is a racetrack---will give it points for being fairly clean----there is the only plus Rotten uncaring staff---screaming people that don't really gamble block machines with tickets off the ground--tellers don't listen and are rude---go outside and forget talking to the people next to you over the drunk and loud

Thank foodmarc15
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I did not go to see the races, but to pick up greyhounds for our rescue group. The track is not as nice as some of the others that I have seen, but the people in the kennels were really nice.

Thank Noma G
Birmingham, Alabama
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456 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

When the Birmingham Race Course was first built, it was exquisite and usually packed with folks from all over the state and surrounding states. Years have past, and the place has shown its age. The horses are long gone, and the live dog racing is rare. It's basically simulcasting. What once was likely never will be again. It's a bit... More 

1 Thank RW_Adair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

No way of renting a sky box on line no one knows what time bill can be reached 2052537814 would really like to rent one this weekend .

Thank kimberly c
Birmingham, Alabama
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637 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We've been to the race course the past couple of years to bet on the Preakness and Belmont races. We also like betting on the dog races. But the racetrack looks worse every year. The chairs are filthy and have cigarette burns on them. I have been bringing a towel to put on the chairs. Trying to gets drinks or... More 

2 Thank Anne M
Birmingham, AL
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56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

I was there today. Very dirty and run down. they have let this place become a low class establishment.

1 Thank tr2661
Atlanta, GA
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took a day-trip to this track to watch the Belmont Stakes. This was my first visit in a couple of years, and it has really hit the skids. From the outside, it looks like an unused, derelict factory. Inside, it's not much better. Here's a small sample of the problems our group encountered: First, there was no air conditioning (that's... More 

1 Thank OnDaRoad46
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was fun to go and gamble on some dogs, but the facility is in some dire need of improvements. The building looks barely better than pictures of Chernobyl (nuclear meltdown) if you know what I mean. If you really enjoy betting races the building shouldn't take anything away from your experience, but to someone who doesn't go to places... More 

2 Thank Rifle2124
Southside, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Although I haven't been but a few times I enjoyed the running of the dogs. They have races on simucast that you can watch and bet on. They have a nice club area with food and drink and comfortable sitting areas.

1 Thank Jean H

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