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Birmingham Race Course

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Address: 1000 John Rogers Dr, Birmingham, AL 35210-4399
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+1 205-838-7500

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Not for the Meek or Mild

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... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 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 do and people watch.

2 Thank SouthernTraveler1995
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83 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 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.

Thank TAZ-N-Bogey
Birmingham, Alabama
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200 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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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169 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 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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35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 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
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 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
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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1,025 reviews
573 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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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58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 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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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 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
Reviewed 2 March 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

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