Horsemen Benefits

Horse owners racing at Churchill Downs receive the following benefits:

Entry to Churchill Downs
  • Backstretch parking and access
  • Free admission for the owner and one guest with an owner’s racing license
Access to the Horsemen's Center next to Paddock, including:
  • Free programs
  • Free soda and coffee
  • Computer access
  • Self-service betting machines
  • Lounge seating

(Available first come, first serve; Excluding Kentucky Derby & Oaks Days)

  • On the day a horse owner’s horse starts in a race at Churchill Downs
    • Complimentary reserved box seat tickets including a race program
    • Complimentary reserved table in the Roses Lounge Dining Room including a race program (does not include food and beverage)
    • Complimentary tickets to a reserved Jockey Club Suite including a race program (limited availability, and does not include food and beverage)
    • 20% discount towards the reservation of a Jockey Club Suite or Winners Circle Suite; plus a 20% discount towards food and beverages ordered ensuite
  • On the day a horse owner’s horse starts in a stakes race (over $100,000 purse) at Churchill Downs
    • Complimentary table of 8 guests in the Stakes Dining Room, including a race program, chef’s table buffet and beverages
    • Trophy awarded to winning owner
    • Also provided to the winning owner, a complimentary race DVD, a souvenir race program, an action photo of the winning horse, and the saddle towel worn by the winning horse
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