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Address: 1000 John Rodgers Drive, Birmingham, AL 36210
Phone Number: 205 838 7500
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What was once spectacular is now very sad

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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281 reviews 281 reviews
93 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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 

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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 .

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Birmingham, Alabama
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267 reviews 267 reviews
124 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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 

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Birmingham, AL
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56 reviews 56 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 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.

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Atlanta, GA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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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 

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Southside, Alabama, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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.

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Cottondale, Alabama, United States
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

i though we were going to have live horse races, but all they have now is simal cast racing and bingo machines.

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Athens, Tennessee
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

You must really want to gamble to go here. Very run down building and grounds. Very dirty place to watch the races, and very smokey. This place needed renovated 20 years ago!

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Bay Springs, MS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

They advertise (even there) that they have dinner plates but we found the menu very lacking and sparse (and expensive). Customers were smoking where there were non-smoking signs. This is inconsiderate of course but the employees did not ask these customers to comply with the posted signs either. When clearing people out at end of the night the security was... More 

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