Your Guide to Historic Churchill Downs

Races + Events

There is live thoroughbred racing at Churchill Downs throughout the year. These include great stakes races, themed race day events, and of course, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

Looking for Kentucky Derby tickets?

View available options for the Kentucky Derby to get your tickets for a bucket list event!


There are plenty of options to attend Churchill Downs for day of races. From individual tickets to group tickets to membership packages, we have a number of ways to experience the thrills of live racing under the TwinSpires.

Featured Meet Events

Churchill Downs has live racing throughout the year. There is the Spring Meet, September Meet and Fall Meet. During each meet there are featured race day events and huge stakes races. Be sure to check out some of the great events around the live race meets.

Wagering + Betting

Add to your race day excitement by placing bets on your favorite horses. Can’t make it the track? You can follow and wager on every race through TwinSpires the official betting partner of Churchill Downs.

Place Your Bets

Learn how to bet at Churchill Downs, get live odds for all of the races with our racing toteboard and get in on the action by placing a bet  on site at any of our wagering windows or through TwinSpires the official wagering site of Churchill Downs.

Meet the Experts

Our horse racing industry insiders provide daily expert insight and analysis in the lead up to the day at the races.

Keep Up with the Latest Horse Racing News

Stay up to date with all of the news around Churchill Downs and subscribe to get expert pick emails directly to your email inbox.

Special Event Planning

Looking to plan a group or corporate outing at Churchill Downs? We are able to accommodate groups for both race days and non-race days.

Special Events and Event Spaces

Explore the beautiful venues at Churchill Downs for your event, banquet, large groups or corporate meetings.

Planning a Group Outing

Check an item off your guests' bucket lists at Louisville's must-visit venue. Our stunning spaces alongside the iconic TwinSpires will transform your event into an experience your guests will never forget.

Group Tickets

Our team can help you plan an experience that will make your day at the track unforgettable. Your group will experience the Triple Crown Treatment while they feel the excitement of thoroughbred racing at Churchill Downs.

Visiting Information

We want your experience at Churchill Downs to be unforgettable. Get information on everything you need to know in the lead-up to your day at the races.

What to Expect at the Races

Churchill Downs hosts more than 70 race days a year. There are numerous ways to experience a day at the races and tons of special race days to add to thrills of live racing.

Parking + Transportation

Churchill Downs is one of the largest and oldest sports venues in the world. With over 1.7 million square feet under roof, it can be challenging to navigate. However, review our helpful parking information and transportation methods on how to get to the track.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you plan your day, make sure you review the schedule of events during our meets. Also be sure to check out our prohibited items list as you prepare to come to the track.


Now it’s time to get ready to make long lasting memories. Be sure to you’ve reviewed everything and get ready for your day at the races at Historic Churchill Downs.

Pick your day at the races

With over 70 race days throughout the year, we have great opportunities to get out to the track.

Get your tickets

Once you’ve picked your day, secure your tickets seats for you and your group.

Place your bets

Follow along with all of the daily races by placing a bet on the action.

Visit Us

Get all of your information for your day at the races with helpful tips and directions for coming to Churchill Downs.



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