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The Birmingham Race Course is conveniently located at Exit 31 off interstate 459 between Irondale and Trussville, Alabama. Discover the thrill of the chase 52 weeks per year with live greyhound racing and simulcast greyhound and horse racing from all over the country. 

The Birmingham Race Course is proud to present the best in simulcast wagering opportunities from both greyhound and thoroughbred facilities across the nation. With over 200 simulcast races on Saturday alone, it  gives the most ardent handicapper the chance to "hit a big one"! See our complete simulcast schedule. Viewers on the 1st floor are offered an opportunity of a close-up view of the race track with ample seating. Overhead monitors offer race replays, mutuel information as well as in-house general information. Conveniently located throughout this area are concessions stands offering the best in snack foods. Nothing beats a slice of pizza and a cold beer. Visit one of our many lounges for the best in greyhound and horse simulcasting in a nightclub atmosphere. Each area of our facility offers complete closed circuit television viewing of selected races. Whether you prefer beer and popcorn or cocktails and dinner, our lounge areas offer both. The clubhouse level offers the ultimate in southern dining and hospitality. From tiered table seating on the clubhouse level, you may enjoy cocktails, dinner and the thrill of greyhound racing. Televisions are located throughout the clubhouse level as well as individual televisions on each table. Whether you prefer the excitement of the track level, the intimacy of our lounges or the fine dining in our clubhouse, our climate controlled facility offers the very best in exciting greyhound racing. Planning a special event? Let our group coordinator make your event one to remember. Do something different for those special birthdays, reunions or your next company party. Special group rates available for groups of 20 or more. 

Corporate Name - Jefferson County Racing Association, Inc.

Location - Exit 31 off Interstate 459 in Birmingham, Alabama

Mailing Address - 1000 John Rogers Drive, P. 0. Box 101748, Birmingham, Alabama 35210

Parking - General Parking Free, Valet Parking Free!

Admission - Free

Admission Age - 19

Dress Code - Casual attire, however Management reserves the right to deny access to the Clubhouse or Lounge to anyone deemed inappropriately dressed.

General Months of Operation: January through December

Climate - Mild Winters - Hot and Humid Summers - Racing, Rain or Shine

Mechanical Equipment - AutoTote (Scientific Games), Sportsview Television, American Teletimer, Knight's Greyhound Equipment

Advance Wagering - With the exception of multi-race wagers, you may bet on any future race of the current performance as well as most simulcast races.

Kennel Accommodations - 18 Buildings with a capacity of 1,000 greyhounds

Facility Capacity - 17,000

Track Length - 1,320 FT. with courses of 5/16th and 3/8th mile races.

Alcoholic Beverages - Alabama State Liquor Control regulations allow sale of alcoholic beverages to only those 21 or older. We reserve the right to ask patrons for identification.

Cash Advances - Discover, Visa or MasterCard cash advances are available at any Special Teller window. Your card accompanied by your driver's license with photo is required.
ATM machines are conveniently located in the 1st floor lobby and in the clubhouse.