CHURCHILL DOWNS INFORMATION:
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Capacity: Approximately 150,000
Parking: For Derby & Oaks, use shuttle or private transportation.
Year Opened: 1875
Events at Churchill Downs: Kentucky Derby tickets, Kentucky Oaks tickets
Churchill Downs Directions: From downtown follow 3rd Street South. Right on Central Avenue.
Churchill Downs is the most famous horse racing track in the United States. Churchill Downs is the host track for both the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. Churchill Downs opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks that same year. Churchill Downs has also hosted the renowned Breeders Cup horse race multiple times.
Churchill Downs provides a beautiful background to two of the great horse races. Inside Churchill Downs there are fantastic food options, include the local favorite hot brown sandwich. You can also sip from a variety of great beverages, include their famous mint juleps. And there are also many options available to people who which to bet on the horse races. Gambling on horse races is legal inside Churchill Downs, and visitors can wager on their favorite horse.
The two twin spires are the structures that people most relate to when they see Churchill Downs. The twin spires are symbols of Churchill Downs, and the Derby. The capacity for seating at Churchill Downs is just above 50,000. But the track routine holds more than 150,000 people for Derby day and Oaks day, when standing room seats are opened up on the infield. Buy Churchill Downs tickets at TicketCity to become one of the crowd at the most exclusive horse racing events on the planet.