All three of Kentucky’s slot-like historical horse racing parlors saw their best month yet in May, according to the latest statistics from regulators.
The $67.5 million wagered through the games statewide topped the previous best of $66.56 million in March, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
At the oldest parlor, Kentucky Downs in Franklin, the $38.56 million beat the $38.13 million in March and was 62.52 percent higher than the previous May.
The second-oldest parlor, Ellis Park in Henderson, had $7.23 million wagered beating its previous best of $7.18 million in April. The May total was 39.78 percent higher than the previous May.
The newest, still-in-its-first-year parlor in Lexington saw similar results. The Red Mile parlor, which the standardbred track owns with Keeneland Association, saw $21.75 million wagered, topping the $21.4 million in March.