Churchill Downs

Racetrack, Stables
700 Central Ave
Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 636-4400



  • Welcome to the birthplace of the Kentucky Derby! Churchill Downs and its signature race were launched in 1875 by Colonel M. Lewis Clark.
  • Ready for the Derby? We've made network improvements on site so you can share every second of the greatest two minutes in sports.
  • The Kentucky Derby is a classic sporting event. Make sure you dress to impress like me if youre headed to watch the races. - Terrell, The T.O. Show
  • Kentucky Oaks!
  • Derby Day was a success even with the rain.
  • You can find all the crazy drunk people in the infield...
  • Follow #kentuckyderby and #derby2010 on twitter!
  • You will enjoy every minute at The Oaks & The Kentucky Derby @ Churchill Downs. Dress to impress, enjoy the atmosphere and the passion of horse racing at its best
  • The mother of all race tracks! Looking forward to returning!
  • Drink a Mint Julep, do a tour of the infield for amazing people watching, then put it all on number 9!
  • Perhaps our signature event, the Kentucky Derby! This event is a must for every sports fan, and we have the right package for you. With multiple options available, the Derby has never been so close!
  • Arguably the most famous of Louisville landmarks, the Downs and the Twin Spires draws folks from all around the world.
  • On oaks & derby day the food is $$$$, so bring a sack lunch with you and spend the money you save on a winning bet.
  • Q. How do you make a Mint Julep?A. Water, sugar, mint leaves, whiskey...and some good old Kentucky fresh air! ENJOY THE RACE!
  • Sing along with "My Old Kentucky Home."
  • Gotta try the infield at least once in your life time
  • HullabaLOU was amazing. very fun
  • Derby Week!
  • Sit in the stands.
  • Commuter options include public transit bus route 4 from down town.

Nearby places

704 Central Ave
704 Central (at Churchill Downs)