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Date: June 16, 2018 - July 07, 2019

Horse Racing is back!

Racing on the River!

Admission $4
Free Parking
Gates Open 11:30 am
1st Race Post time 1:00 pm


Grants Pass Downs is the second largest meet in state. Grants Pass has live racing for nine days starting in mid-June and running through Mid-July. The featured event is the Firecracker Futurity which is for two year old Quarter Horses.

When you are planning your summer adventures be sure to add a few extra days for fun. “It’s the Climate”! During your visit to Grants Pass you can tour the Applegate Valley and enjoy beautiful scenery and local wineries.

Experience a river adventure through Hellgate Canyon on a Jetboat or an inflatable raft and enjoy the thrills and the peaceful tranquility the famous Rogue River offers!

Venture through Merlin on down through the canyon on Galice Road to one of the resorts to spend the night or to enjoy a meal overlooking the river. One of the most inspiring parks along the Rogue River is Indian Mary Park where you can enjoy the 61 acres picnicking or camping overnight.

And last but not least Grants Pass offers an abundance of excellent restaurants and small personalized eateries.

Enjoy your stay!
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* Saturday, June 15 - OPENING DAY & JOSEPHINE COUNTY FOOD BANK DAY. Fans who donate two cans of food will receive a FREE Grants Pass Downs day pass to be used later in the season.

* Sunday, June 16 - FATHER'S DAY. FREE admission for Dads.

* Saturday, June 22 -FIRST RESPONDER'S DAY. FREE admission for current and former First Responder's.

* Sunday, June 23 - LADIES HAT DAY. FREE admission for ladies wearing a hat (baseball caps excluded). Cash prizes will also be awarded in the following hategories - Best Kentucky Derby Style Hat, Best Western Theme Hat, Best Hat with Coordinating Outfit and Most Original Hat. There will also be a Kid's Category.

* Saturday, June 29 - DUTCH BROS. COFFEE DAY. Fans will receive a FREE buy one get one FREE (BOGO) beverage coupon when they bet on the race sponsored by Dutch Bros. Coffee.

* Sunday, June 30 - MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY. FREE admission for current and former members of the Armed Forces.

* Thursday, July 4 - CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY. Join us to watch and wager on our richest race of the season - The Firecracker Futurity with an estimated purse of $30,000.

* Saturday, July 6 - DON JACKSON DAY. FREE admission for fans 60 and older and for fans wearing a Fedora Hat.

* Sunday, July 7 - FAN APPRECIATION DAY. FREE drawing for prizes including gift certificates and tickets after every race. Must be present to win. The 2019 season concludes with the Third Running of the Grants Pass Mile with a purse of $10,000 added.

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