Churchill Downs : Official Travel Source

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Churchill Downs


700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208

Phone: (502) 636-4450
Fax: (502) 636-4554

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 nine occasions, most recently in 2018. Churchill Downs Incorporated owns and operates the racetrack. The capacity of Churchill Downs is 120,000.

Live Thoroughbred horse racing in the spring/summer & fall, including Saturday night races under the lights.

Private event space available year-round for meetings and special events. Group packages offered for "Day at the Races" during Spring, Summer and Fall meets. Our historic facility is the perfect place to host your event and provide your guests with an experience they are sure to remember.
  • Total Square Footage:

Meeting Space

Meeting Spaces

Aristides Garden

Aristides Lounge

Director's Room

Directors Balcony

Grand Foyer

Grand Stand Pavilion


Jockey Club Balcony

Area: 2,340 sq. ft.

Jockey Club Grand Foyer

Area: 3,600 sq. ft.

Jockey Club Suites

Millionaire's Row 4

Millionaire's Row 6

Millionaires Row 4 & Skye 5

Oaks Room

Oaks Room

Paddock Balcony

Plaza Balcony

Plaza Courtyard

Rooftop Garden

Roses Lounge

Stakes Balcony

Stakes Parlor

Stakes Room

Stakes Tavern

Stakes Veranda

Starting Gate Dining & Suites

Starting Gate Dining Room

Starting Gate Floor

Triple Crown Ballroom

Triple Crown Room

Area: 5,230 sq. ft.

Trophy Room

Turf Club

Turf Club & Roses Lounge

Turf Club Dining Room

Wicker Garden & Lounge

Winner's Circle Suites & Courtyard