21 Sep Churchill Downs
In 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as “Home of the Kentucky Derby.” The Derby is now the longest continually-running sporting event in America and is known as the most exciting two minutes in sports.
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. The racetrack occupies 147 acres, featuring a one-mile dirt, oval racetrack and a seven furlong turf race course. The backside barns located behind the racetrack house more than 5,000 horses each year. Thoroughbred racing, the Kentucky Derby, and the Kentucky Oaks have run continuously at Churchill Downs Racetrack since 1875. In addition, Churchill Downs Racetrack has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championship eight times.
700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY, 40208