Cherokee Casino & Hotel - Will Rogers Downs

Don’t forget you can wager on the races with AmWager

Wager on live horse races like a Pro with AmWager.

Why Choose AmWager

Simple…We are the best online wagering platform today. Real-time updates, exclusive tools, custom wagering types, player-focused design. Not using AmWager is like playing in the kiddie pool.
Powerful, fast, innovative, secure, yet easy to use! All because we value and listen to our customers.

Cherokee Casino & Hotel – Will Rogers Downs

Cherokee Casino & Hotel – Will Rogers Downs is a horse-racing track in Claremore, Oklahoma, United States. It opened in 1987, at Rogers County.

History of Cherokee Casino & Hotel - Will Rogers Downs

1987 – The Track opened in August 1987 as the second pari-mutuel track in Oklahoma, located at Highway 20 just 3 miles east of Claremore in Rogers County, Oklahoma, near Tulsa, currently owned and operated by the Cherokee Nation.

1988 – The racecourse was considered the showcase of Oklahoma horse racing during its opening year, but such a title no longer existed when the great racetrack Remington Park was unveiled in Oklahoma City, adding to the fast deterioration of the track.

2001 – The Track experienced bankruptcy and closure.

2004 – The Cherokee Nation purchased and renovated the track, adding casino gaming. It officially opened again on December 4, 2005.

2006 – Live racing returned on February 24, 2006, holding two separate meets, one for thoroughbreds and the other for quarter horses and mixed breeds.

Track Details and Other Facilities

Track Details

  • 🐎Main Track
  • 🐎Training Track
    • The training track is 1/2 mile.

Other Facilities

  • 🐎Grandstand
    • The grandstand has 2,700 seats, while the Turf Club seating is for up to 400 people.
  • 🐎Stable
    • The barn has 600 horse stalls.
  • 🐎Casino
    • It offers casino gaming which has 250 electronic gaming machines.
  • 🐎Will Rogers Downs Event Center
    • It offers space with seating, in-house catering, and beverage service. It also features trade shows, weddings, fund-raisers, and class reunions.
    • It measures 27,000 sq ft.
    • It can accommodate 600 people.
  • 🐎Turf Club
    • It is a two-level room that offers a third-story view of the horse race track with a solid wall of windows and one permanent bar.
    • It measures 5,067 sq ft.
    • It can accommodate 400 people.
  • 🐎Horseshoe
    • It is a room for rent for any event.
    • All amenities include private beverage service, presentation equipment, a dance floor, etc.
    • It measures 2,695 sq ft.
    • It can accommodate 100 people.
  • 🐎Saddle Conference Room
    • A room for rent for any event.
    • All amenities include private beverage service, presentation equipment, a dance floor, etc.
    • It measures 558 sq ft.
    • It can host 25 people.


  • 🐎Dog Iron Grill
    • It features soups, burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and more.
    • Open Hours
      • Sunday to Thursday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.
      • Friday and Saturday – 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Race Schedule and Major Events & Races

Will Rogers Downs Race Schedule

  • 🐎Live Racing Schedule
    • Thoroughbred horse racing takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday from early March to late May.
    • Quarter Horse races are held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from early September to mid-November.

Major Stakes Races

  • The track has no major stakes races but features Appaloosa and Paint races.

Location and Access to the Racecourse

  • It is located in Rogers County, near Tulsa, Oklahoma, and immediately east of Justice.
  • As a racino, admission to Will Rogers Downs Racecourse is free for all.
  • When live racing is offered, upgrades are available in the Clubhouse, including better views, food, and drinks but for general admission, everyone is welcome free of charge.


Other racetracks are sorted and listed on the page “List of Racetracks”. To view the full list, hit the button below. You can also check the horse racing types and breeds to have a lot more in-depth knowledge about horse racing. 

Cherokee Casino & Hotel - Will Rogers Downs

You can also check Will Rogers Downs entries and Will Rogers Downs results using our AmWager platform for FREE!

It is easy to access and fast as 1, 2, 3!

So what are you waiting for?


Sign Up now for FREE and wager like a PRO with AmWager