Plan Your Visit

Junior Jockey Club

Saturdays & Sundays, During the Live Racing Meets

Churchill Downs celebrates the pageantry, excitement and thrill of horseracing every weekend with family-focused activities. Kiddos from ages 3 to 12 are invited to enjoy games, crafts, visits from Churchill Charlie, and special weekly events in the Junior Jockey Club. The Junior Jockey Club is open from 11:30am - 4:00pm every Saturday and Sunday, and is located near Gate 10.  

You and your child are personally invited to join the fun and stop by the next time you visit Churchill Downs. We will create on-the-spot fun and maybe even a souvenir to take home. Laughter, smiles and good times are the odds on favorites while visiting the Junior Jockey Club.


The Junior Jockey Club location will be open Saturdays and Sundays (except Downs After Dark nights and Family Adventure Day) in the Club location near Gate 10. 

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Click here to print a Churchill Charlie coloring book!

All "Junior Jockeys" must be accompanied, at all times, by a parent or guardian. The JJC is a real "Kids Zone" and is dedicated entirely to providing fun for the young at Churchill Downs! 

  • Churchill Charlie at the front desk. "How may I help you?"

  • Horsing around with CD President, Kevin Flanery.

  • A junior handicapper studying the racing program.

  • Churchill Charlie FANS can be found everywhere!