Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2010 Kansas Jackpot Futurity

The Kansas Quarter Horse Racing Association (KQHRA), in coordination with Will Rogers Downs and the Oklahoma Quarter Horse Racing Association (OQHRA), has announced a change in the dates for the running of the 2010 Kansas Jackpot Futurity RG3. Due to a shift of quarter horse racing dates at Will Rogers Downs, trials for the $60,000 added race for two year olds has been moved to September 4. The finals will not be run on September 18, which coincides with opening weekend of a 28 day meet for Quarter horses, Paints, and Appaloosas at the Claremore, Oklahoma track.
"The board members of the OQHRA are to be commended for their willingness to keep the Jackpot program alive," said KQHRA president Robert Rodgers. "We hope our race can add to an already very strong racing schedule for horseman of the mid-west." For more information on remaining payments and penalties, contact Renee Jones, KQHRA secretary at 620-583-7510 or

Monday, June 29, 2009

Gearing UP!

As we make the final turn onto the home stretch most people may think we are winding down the racing season at Eureka Downs. On the contrary we are gearing up for the grand finale! July 4th might be the last day for the 2009 racing season at Eureka Downs but may just very well be the biggest day yet. As families gather to celebrate our Nations Independence they also gather to celebrate the rich tradition of horse racing on Independence Day. The City of Eureka will be alive with numerous things to do and watch. In the afternoon stop by Eureka Downs and then stay for the fireworks display in evening at the City Park. If you have been missing down-home family fun on the 4th of July because the big city can't offer it, come to Eureka where family fun is a high priority. For more information on Eureka's "Party in the Park" check out and as always for more information on Eureka downs visit

See you at the Track!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Kansas Bred Futurity Qualifiers

Kansas Bred Futurity Qualifiers
Shes a Demon 18.145
Fyf Jettie Fly 18.212
Go With Corona 18.278
Feature Mr Snow 18.296
Getting The Cash 18.421
One Way Driver 18.428
High On Cheri 18.461
Had To Be Classy 18.483
Boot Scootin Fred 18.506

The Kansas Bred Futurity will be ran on July 4, 2009 for a total purse of

Rainy Day

On June 20 Eureka experienced enough rain to make the race track unsafe for both horses and riders. Eureka Downs wants to extend it's sincerest apologies for having to cancel the races after the first few; however, it is our first responsibility to look after the welfare of the people and animals that bring great horse racing to Kansas. It has been a long time since something such as this has happened. We truly appreciate your patronage at Eureka Downs and we want to make it up to you as best we can. If you happened to have a table booked in the Turf Club on June 20 please contact us again and let us know if there is an alternative date we can reschedule your table for. Additionally we are working out the details on how to make it up to the general admission folks as well. Hold on to your programs from the 20th if you still have them as that may be your ticket in the door. More details will be available soon.

Once again, we apologize for an inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we try to make the best of a less than ideal situation.

Eureka Downs

Thursday, June 18, 2009

3 of a Kind

This Saturday there will be three rather prestigious ladies roaming the corridors of Eureka Downs. All three have a passion for rural Kansas, all three have a passion for the Flint Hills, and Eureka Downs. The first is Marci Penner with the Kansas Sampler Foundation. She had devoted her life to educating people of the splendor of rural Kansas and all it has to offer. The second is Linda Craighead the Executive Director of the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition. She is dedicated to promoting the Flint Hills and the countless tourism opportunities that exist with in. Last but not least is the youngest of the three at 10 years old. Her name is Hannah Zimmers and she is the 2009 Flint Hills Rodeo Princess. The Flint Hills Rodeo may be in Strong City but her home is in Reece, Kansas. She is an outstanding little lady from Greenwood County that loves horses and rodeo. She will be helping present awards in the winners circle and sign autographs. These three think Eureka Downs is the place to be this Saturday. How about you? Admission is only $3 per adult and kids under 15 get in free with an adult paid admission. It is a great way to spend the day so race on in to Eureka downs.

For more information on the Kansas Sampler Foundation visit
For more information on the Flint Hills Tourism Coalition visit
And as always more information on Eureka Downs can be found by going to or calling the racing office at 620-583-5528

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father's Day - June 21

Are you wondering what to do for dad this Father's Day? Why not surprise him with a trip to Eureka Downs! You might not be old enough to wager but you can sure bet he will have a great time. For much less money than a new skill saw you can give dad family memories for a life time at Eureka Downs. Come on over on Father's Day or come the day before, stay the night and enjoy two days of live horse racing. Admission is $3 for adults and kids under 15 get in free (with paid adult admission).
We have been asked if Eureka Downs has any outside signals for simulcast betting. Unfortunately we don't have the capability this year. We have had it in years past and hope someday to get it back again. You are still welcome to bet on live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred races by attending the remaining races on June 20, 21, 27, 28 and July 4 at Eureka Downs. It is a fun, family friendly way to spend the day without breaking the bank.

Thanks for your comment,
Eureka Downs

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Three Stellar Days

The first three days of the 2009 racing season have shown that Eureka Downs is the place to be! All three days showed record attendance and wagering. We are just past the quarter post on this years season but nowhere close to the home stretch. There are still 7 race days left to load up the family and watch live horse racing. This Saturday, June 13th, marks the beginning of races on both Saturday and Sunday. The 13th is Breast Cancer Awareness day so if you are planning to attend you can show your support by wearing pink. The 14th is Aviation Day and a courtesy shuttle will be available to transport you from the airport to the Downs if you are coming by air. For more information visit our website at or call the track office at 620-583-5528.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Day 3 Approaching

Opening Day at Eureka Downs proved to be an amazing sight with nearly 1,000 people in attendance. People came from miles around to celebrate Memorial Day at the race track. To get good parking you had to come early but even if you had to walk from the back of the parking it was not so bad as the weather was absolutely beautiful. Day two, May 30, proved to be a great turn out as well. Celebration was in the air as Eureka Days was in full swing. The Shrine Oriental Band provided entertainment at the track. Now we are looking towards day 3, June 6, at the Downs. We are dedicating the day to motorcycle riders so if that's you, come on down; if its not you come anyway as we have plenty of room. In addition a special presentation will be made to Sgt. Ryan Olson in honor of his service to this great Nation.

Don't miss out!! The gates open at 11:30am and post time is at 12:30pm. A seven race card gives you a full afternoon of great Live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing. Admission is $3 for adults and kids under 15 get in free. Concessions, drinks and pari-mutual betting are also offered so... Head on Down to Eureka Downs!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Band for June 27th

Head on down to Eureka Downs on June 27th to take in the races and listen to music by Cedar Creek Crossing, a local bluegrass band. Cedar Creek Crossing will be playing in the concourse prior to the races and between races. Gates open at 11:45am and post time is 12:30pm. General admission is only $3 for an adult and kids get in free. Concessions and pari-mutual betting is available at Eureka down. For more information check out

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

News Flash

On May 25th (Opening Day of the races) Tavia Kemp a junior at Flint Hills High School will be singing the National Anthem.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

2009 Race Schedule

Eureka Downs is getting ready to kick off its 137th year of racing-yes, you heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Eureka will be having 10 DAYS of Live Horse RACING. Our opening day is Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day. Doors open at 11:45, with racing time set at 12:30 p.m. Quarter horse and thoroughbred horses make up our seven race card. Mark your calendar for racing days: May 25th, May 30th, June 6th, June 13-14, June 20-21, June 27-28 and July 4th. Admission fee is $3 and children are free. Eureka Downs has outdoor stadium seating or you can book a table in the air conditioned non-smoking Turf Club, call (620)583-5528. Concessions stand is available. Come for a fun afternoon at the Racing Capital of Kansas.


  • On May 30th be sure to stop in for live entertainment by the Shrine’s Oriental Band.
  • June 13th Sheldon Lawrence and his Kloggers will be a sight to see!
  • June 21 the Harmony Sunflower’s 4-H group will provide great family fun with kids games for all ages.
  • On June 28 come watch the South Central Square Dancer between races.

Other exciting things are in the planning stages so check back to see what else there will be to do at the races this year.

There is no better way to spend the day so...

Race on in to Eureka Downs!!