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Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky, United States, is a Thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby annually. It officially opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks in the same year. Churchill Downs has also hosted the renowned Breeders' Cup on eight occasions, most recently in 2011. Churchill Downs Incorporated owns and operates the racetrack. The capacity of Churchill Downs is 120,000. In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Churchill Downs was ranked number 5 on this list. In 2014, prior to the start of their spring meet, Churchill Downs announced an increase in parimutuel takeout rates. As a result of the takeout increase, Churchill Downs was ranked number 22 in the 2014 Horseplayers Association of North America Track Ratings.

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Capacity: 500
Total Square Footage: 47190.00

  • 700 Central Ave.
  • Louisville, KY  40208
  • Outdoor facility
  • Private Room(s)

  • Total Square Footage 47190.00
  • Capacity 500
  • Attraction Length of Tour Over 2 hr
Aristides Room

Reception Capacity: 120

Derby Room

Area: 1,440sqft.
Reception Capacity: 150
Theater Capacity: 150
Banquet Capacity: 100
Classroom Capacity: 78

Director’s Room

Reception Capacity: 60

Grand Foyer

Reception Capacity: 100

Grand Stand Pavilion

Reception Capacity: 250

Infield

Reception Capacity: 10000

Jockey Club Balcony

Area: 2,340sqft.
Reception Capacity: 150
Banquet Capacity: 100

Jockey Club Grand Foyer

Area: 3,600sqft.
Reception Capacity: 400

Jockey Club Suites

Banquet Capacity: 54

Millionaire’s Row 4

Reception Capacity: 832

Millionaire’s Row 6

Reception Capacity: 576

Oaks Room

Area: 1,320sqft.
Reception Capacity: 150
Theater Capacity: 150
Banquet Capacity: 100
Classroom Capacity: 78

Plaza Balcony

Reception Capacity: 216

Stakes Room

Reception Capacity: 168

Triple Crown Room

Area: 5,230sqft.
Reception Capacity: 600
Banquet Capacity: 390

Trophy Room

Reception Capacity: 288

Turf Club

Reception Capacity: 674