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Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave
Louisville, KY, 40208
Phone: (502) 636-4400

Known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, 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.

Race Meets:

Churchill Downs Spring Meet (May- July)

Churchill Downs September Meet (September)

Churchill Downs Fall Meet (November)