Chaplain watches over racetrack practice

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"I had many wonderful experiences during my 32 years as a thoroughbred jockey but my work with the chaplaincy is decidedly more rewarding and fulfilling. Thank you sponsors, partners, and supporters from every corner of this ministry. God bless!"

- Pat Day

Upcoming Events

COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted


Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy is hosting a golf tournament on Monday afternoon, July 12, 2021 at the California Golf Course in Cincinnati, Ohio to benefit the Chaplaincy at Belterra Park Race Track. The format is a four-person scramble which will start at 12:30 with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $100 per player. There are hole sponsorships available for $250 which includes signage on the hole and recognition for the sponsor in the program. Each sponsored hole for long drive, closest to the pin and long putt will feature a $100 prize to the winning golfer. The form for entries and sponsorships can be downloaded to print at the home page of the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy website ( Entry forms can also be obtained by contacting Dan Fick at For more information, please contact Dan at 502-319-0767 or Sharilyn Unthank at 502-297-3508.

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We serve most of the major race tracks in Kentucky as well as one in Ohio

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Year-round, interdenominational ministry services for race track workers

The Ministry

Chaplains began serving at Kentucky race tracks about 50 years ago with the founding in 1972 of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, a non-profit interdenominational organization. As the ministry grew, the Kentucky division of the chaplaincy was formally established in 1989. Today, the interdenominational ministry has chaplains serving at Churchill Downs, Ellis Park, Turfway Park, Kentucky Downs and Belterra Park (Southern Ohio) race tracks as well as various thoroughbred training centers in Kentucky.

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