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Birmingham Race Course

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Watching the dogs run

Great place to spend a day and taking a chance to win some money or lose some money?? Can sit back... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2019
The former Birmingham Turf Course - now a dog track

Its so sad to see this place knowing its history. When originally opened it was touted as a... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Leeds, Alabama
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Jan 29, 2019
“Watching the dogs run”
May 7, 2018
“The former Birmingham Turf Course - now a dog track”
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1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35210-4399
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

Great place to spend a day and taking a chance to win some money or lose some money?? Can sit back and have a drink and the dogs are always interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

This place is large, it could use a few upgrades, but, a nice place to hangout with family and friends.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank eagoodale
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Its so sad to see this place knowing its history. When originally opened it was touted as a premiere horse racing venue that had the entire state excited. Now its a sad dirty dog track with little to offer in the way of entertainment.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank D_Gillespie
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We went to the 2pm race. If you take kids, avoid first floor. It looked like the gambling and drinking crowd. The second floor was closed for renovation. Third floor was nice. New carpet. Chairs were clean. We sat next to the glass windows and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
9  Thank Charon W
Reviewed July 6, 2016

Everything is televised and the clientele is very colorful as well as the language. It is not a place for ladies to go by themselves. Individuals do not clean up behind themselves, so there are papers and beer bottles all around. Just something different to...More

Date of experience: June 2016
4  Thank SouthernTraveler1995
Reviewed June 16, 2016

The service was great and the experience of watching the dogs was fun but the facility is horribly dated, dirty and overall not appealing.

Date of experience: October 2015
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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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank mikebham01
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...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank foodmarc15
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.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Noma G
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 .

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank kimberly c
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