Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs

About Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs, situated on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky, United States, is a Thoroughbred circuit most popular for every year facilitating the Kentucky Derby.

It formally opened in 1875 and held the main Kentucky Derby and the primary Kentucky Oaks around the same time. Churchill Downs has likewise facilitated the prestigious Breeders’ Cup on nine events, most as of late on November 2 and 3, 2018.

Churchill Downs Incorporated owns and works the circuit. With the infield open for the Kentucky Derby, the limit of Churchill Downs is approximately 170,000.

Prohibited Items

To maintain the authenticity and security at the Churchill Downs, a few items are prohibited. Here is the list:

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Animals, except for service animals
  • Any items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate
  • Backpack and duffle bags
  • Balloons
  • Balls
  • Banners and/or signs unless pre-approved
  • Canopies
  • Cans (any size or type), glass bottles or containers
  • Confetti
  • Coolers at any gate
  • Drones and remote-controlled aircraft
  • Fireworks, Noise Makers, Air horns, Laser Lights/Pointers or Pepper Spray
  • Folding chairs
  • Food & Beverages (Except Oaks & Derby)
  • Frisbees or any projectile items
  • Glass bottles or containers
  • Grills
  • Hoverboards
  • Illegal Substances
  • Laptop Computers and Camcorders
  • Luggage
  • Picnic or beach umbrellas
  • Poles or sticks of any size
  • Scooters
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Skateboards
  • Tents
  • Thermoses
  • Wagons
  • Weapons (including knives)

Dress Code

While there is no clothing regulation for visitors obtaining saved box or general affirmation tickets to Churchill Downs, the board maintains whatever authority is needed to deny admission to anybody whose clothing they consider to be improper.

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Business Casual

Coats favored, jackets, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits and slacks and capri pants are proper. Pants/denim, shorts, shirts, strap tops, athletic wear, and sneakers are not allowed in these territories.

The clothing regulation, albeit energized, does not make a difference to kids younger than 12.

Shrewd Casual

Coats and jackets discretionary, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress pants, dress shirts and slacks are fitting.

Payload shorts, shirts, strap tops, athletic wear, frayed or torn denim or shorts and sneakers are not allowed in these territories. The clothing regulation, albeit supported, does not make a difference to youngsters younger than 12.

Track Casual

Coats and jackets discretionary, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress pants and slacks are proper, as are golf shorts, dress shorts, and capris.

Worn or torn articles of clothing, bridle tops, athletic wear, frayed or torn denim, and waist tops are viewed as wrong clothing.

 

Racing & Wagering

Current Carryovers
TRACKWAGERAMOUNT
ArlingtonSuper High Five Jackpot$4,434
ArlingtonPick 6 Jackpot$4,262
Churchill DownsPick 6 Jackpot$261,678

 

Wagering Rules
Churchill Downs Racetrack is regulated by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) and as such complies with the pari-mutuel wagering rules set forth in state statutes and by the KHRC.

Post-Times & Wager Menu
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Simulcasting Schedule
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Joe Kristufek’s Expert Picks
Selections subject to change because of scratches, off the turf, and so on. Double check against program numbers before wagering.

For the most up to the minute information, tune in to “Churchill Downs Today” presented by TwinSpires.com one hour before first post every racing day, watch the pre-race paddock show and follow Joe Kristufek on Twitter @JoeyDaKRacing

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. What is the provision for parking?
A. Parking depends on how you arrive:

  • Driving With Reserved Parking Pass
  • Driving Without Parking Pass
  • Valet Parking
  • Taxi
  • Uber/Lyft & General Dropoff
  • Hotel Shuttle
  • Tarc

Q. What are general admission pricing?
A. General admission pricing is as follows:

  • Adults: $5*
  • Seniors (60 & older): $3*
  • Children (12 & younger): Free

Q. How can I contact Churchill Downs?
A. Please contact Churchill Downs at Churchill Downs,
700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
Main phone: 502.636.4400
Toll-Free: 800.283.3729

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