Here at Maker Racing Stable we participate nationally year round at various locations. Whether it be due to state breeding programs, condition of track surface, or lucrative purse structure your horse can seek out the opportunity that best presents itself while simply a van ride away. Visit the Contact Us page to discuss how you too can be involved in the great sport of thoroughbred horse racing under the care of multiple leading trainer Michael J. Maker.
KENTUCKY - HEADQUARTERS
Available April - December Louisville, Kentucky
Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing in Louisville, Kentucky during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall.
Available November - April Florence, Kentucky
Turfway Park is an American horse racing track located just outside the city limits to the north of Florence, Kentucky, about 10 miles (16 km) south of the Ohio River at Cincinnati. The track conducts live Thoroughbred horse racing during two meets each year—Holiday (December), and Winter/Spring (January to late March/early April).
Available May - november Henderson, Kentucky
Ellis Park is a thoroughbred racetrack in Henderson, Kentucky, just south of Evansville, Indiana. It is owned and operated by Ellis Entertainment, a subsidiary of Laguna Development Corporation based out of New Mexico.
Available - april and october Lexington, Kentucky
Keeneland’s founders set about to create a special racetrack in Central Kentucky. Their vision, as outlined in the track’s original prospectus, was “to create a model racetrack to perpetuate and improve the sport and to provide a course that is intended to serve as a symbol of the fine traditions of Thoroughbred racing.”
Available Year Round Hallandale Beach, Florida
Since 1939, Gulfstream Park has been one of the most important venues for horse racing in the country. Some of the world’s top thoroughbred contenders pass through Gulfstream Park with their eye on Triple Crown glory.
Available November - April Delray beach, florida
Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center is an American stable and training facility for Thoroughbred racehorses located near Boynton Beach, Florida, just north of the Gulfstream Park racetrack. It is owned by Stronach Group. The 304-acre (1.23 km2) center opened in November 2002 and is regarded as one of horse racing's largest and most modern training centers in the United States.
available year round Elmont, New York
Belmont Park is a major thoroughbred horse racing facility in the northeastern United States, located in Elmont, New York, just east of the New York City limits. It was opened on May 4, 1905. It is operated by the non-profit New York Racing Association, as are Aqueduct and Saratoga Race Course. The group was formed in 1955 as the Greater New York Association to assume the assets of the individual associations that ran Belmont, Aqueduct, Saratoga, and more.
Saratoga Race Course
Available June - september Saratoga Springs, New york
Saratoga Race Course is a thoroughbred horse racing track located on Union Avenue in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. Opened in 1863, it is often considered to be one of the oldest major sporting venue of any kind in the country.
Available december - may Hot Springs, Arkansas
Located in Arkansas, Oaklawn has been one of the premiere Thoroughbred racetracks in the country since 1904, best known as home of the $1 million Arkansas Derby. Today, Oaklawn is Arkansas’ #1 tourist destination. The state-of-the art casino offers live craps, live blackjack, popular slot games, live music, and the award-winning Silks Bar & Grill. Oaklawn began a multi-phased e in May 2019.
Sam Houston Race Park
Available december - april Houston, Texas
Sam Houston Race Park is a horse racing track located in unincorporated northwest Houston, Texas, United States. The park hosts both Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse racing each year, along with music concerts of many genera. This track strives to be a multi-purpose venue, hosting many festivals and events during its off seasons.
Available APRIL - November Shelbyville, indiana
Indiana Grand Racing & Casino (formerly Indiana Live!) is a racino (horse racing track and casino) in Shelbyville, Indiana. It is owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment. It is the closest casino to Indianapolis. It offers gaming, restaurants, a gift shop and entertainment. The 233,000-square-foot (21,600 m2) facility has over 2,300 slot machines, and as of Jan 1 2020, Indiana Grand features live table games. It was built at a cost of more than $250 million.
Fair Grounds Race Course
Available NOVEMBER - APRIL New orleans, Louisiana
Fair Grounds Race Course, often known as New Orleans Fair Grounds, is a thoroughbred racetrack and racino in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is operated by Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC. As early as 1838 Bernard de Marigny, Julius C Branch and Henry Augustine Tayloe, organized races at the "Louisiana Race Course" laid out on Gentilly Road, making it the second oldest site of horseracing in America still in operation, after Freehold Raceway and before the Saratoga Race Course.
Mike Maker Racing Stable specializes in training and developing thoroughbred race horses at the highest level of the game with multiple Breeders' Cup victories, grade 1, 2, and 3 stake victories, and leading trainer titles to his credit.