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Stakes Room

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 4th Floor Clubhouse

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This luxurious open space pays homage to the rich traditions of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The Stakes Room is located right next to the iconic Twin Spires and offers a phenomenal view of the entire track and paddock areas. The exclusive grand setting can accommodate groups of up to 550 people, but can also be segmented into three smaller, private rooms—the Tavern, Veranda and Parlor. Food & Beverage Minimums vary based on date and time of day.Capacities are as follows:

Full Stakes Room
550 guests plus balcony with track and paddock view
Tavern
230 guests
Veranda
180 guests
Parlor
145 guests
Stakes Balcony
120 guests

*Rooms may be combined to customize your event.

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Millionaires Row

Entrance Gate: Clubhouse Gate or Paddock Gate - Location: 4th Floor Clubhouse

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Classic location in the Clubhouse with beautiful dining space and four-tier balcony overlooking the legendary Finish Line. This space can be joined with the Adjacent Stakes Room or Sky Terrace for large groups.

  • Millionaire Row 4: Banquet 840 guests
  • Millionaire Row 4: Cocktail Reception 1000 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Skye Terrace

Entrance Gate: Clubhouse Gate - Location: 4th, 5th & 6th Floor First Turn

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Classic location in the Clubhouse with beautiful dining space and four-tier balcony overlooking the First Turn of the racetrack.

  • Sky Terrace 4: Maximum Capacity 576 guests
  • Sky Terrace 5: Maximum Capacity 384 guests
  • Sky Terrace 6: Maximum Capacity 400 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.


Turf Club & Roses Lounge

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 3rd Floor Clubhouse

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This beautifully appointed interior dining room has outstanding track views, including those of the final stretch and finish line, plus an expansive, covered balcony overlooking the Paddock. Enjoy gracious décor showcasing the excellence displayed by Triple Crown winners and other unforgettable performances by horses and horsemen.
Location
  • The Turf Club is an exclusive, members-only lounge and dining room located in the Clubhouse section of Churchill Downs.
  • Wall-to-wall glass track views
  • Interactive chef’s kitchen, including brick oven and gelato station
  • Expansive rooftop balconies
Capacities
  • Turf Club & Roses Lounge: Banquet: 1000 guests - Cocktail 1500 guests
  • Turf Club Dining Room: Banquet 700 guests
  • Roses Lounge: Banquet 300 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Trophy Room

Entrance Gate: Paddock / Clubhouse Gate - Location: 5th Floor Clubhouse

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The Trophy Room is an interior private dining room with access to a balcony that overlooks the racetrack, Finish Line and Paddock areas.

Capacities

  • The Trophy Room: Theatre 350 guests, Banquet Dinner 320 guests
  • Finish Line Balcony: Maximum Capacity 300 Guests, Banquet Dinner 160 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Aristides Lounge & Loft

Entrance Gate: Paddock/Clubhouse Gate - Location: 2nd Floor Clubhouse

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Beautifully appointed interior dining lounge featuring an enlarged wall of 90-inch flat-screen TV's.

  • Aristides Lounge Cocktail & Banquet Capacity: 300 guests
  • Aristides Theatre Capacity: 125 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Plaza & Paddock

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 1st Floor inside entry

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Picturesque open air event locations are open throughout the Plaza & Paddock including two large fully covered balconies perfect for unique rooftop style events. Also, the Gardens at Aristides, Plaza courtyard, or Infield with indoor backup options available are the perfect fit for an evening set under a large tent or under the stars.

  • All capacities are currently TBD due to Paddock renovations beginning in 2022 through 2024

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Winner's Circle Suites & Courtyard

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 1st Floor Winner Circle

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  • Positioned alongside the finishing stretch of the racetrack, the Winner Circle Suites are adjacent to the Winner’s Circle and the Paddock Runway with unmatched proximity to racing action and our champion Thoroughbred athletes
  • Suites are situated on the first level of the Clubhouse
Suite Capacities
  • Winner’s Circle Suites accommodate 18-24 guests
Suite Features
  • Open-air, covered lounge seating
  • Attached, tiered balcony with seating and up-close view of the racetrack
  • Catering and bar package options are available for purchase on the days food & beverage is not included with your suite purchase
  • Race Day programs are always included
  • Self-service wagering machine and dedicated suite catering attendant provided
  • Restrooms and live mutuel tellers exclusive to Winner’s Circle Suite guests
  • Availability of the Winners Circle Suites and Courtyards is currently TBD due to Paddock renovations beginning in 2022 through 2024

Courtyard- Railside: accommodates 250-300 guests

Courtyard Lounge: accommodates 50-125 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Triple Crown Ballroom

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 4th & 5th Floor Jockey Club Tower Grandstand

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The Triple Crown Ballroom with high ceilings and floor to ceiling windows are ideal for a grand dining event with entertainment. Located on the fifth floor of the Jockey Club Suite Clubhouse the Triple Crown Room looks over the downtown Louisville skyline. The Grand Foyer leading to the space is ideal for cocktail hour in this amazing events space featuring a large two tier balcony overlooking Churchill’s historic racetrack.

  • Triple Crown Ballroom: Banquet 390 guests Cocktail Reception 500 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Oaks & Derby Rooms

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 4th Jockey Club Tower

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Interior private rooms for dining or business meetings, the Oaks Room and the Derby Room can each accommodate up to 80 guests. Located on the fourth level of the Jockey Club Suite clubhouse each room provides a spacious view of the downtown Louisville skyline. In addition, each room offers easy access to nearby balconies to view the racetrack.

  • Oaks Room Maximum Capacity: Banquet: 80 guests, Cocktail Reception: 100 guests
  • Derby Room Maximum Capacity: Banquet: 80 guests, Cocktail Reception: 100 guests

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.


Jockey Club Suites

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: Jockey Club Tower Grandstand

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Location
  • Positioned on the finishing stretch of the racetrack, the Jockey Club Suites sit directly next to the historic Twin Spires
  • Suites are situated on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the Jockey Club Suite Clubhouse
Suite Capacities
  • Single Jockey Club Suite accommodates approximately twenty-four (24) guests
  • Double Jockey Club Suite accommodates approximately fifty (50) guests
  • Dining tables in the Jockey Club Suite Clubhouse accommodate ten (10) guests per table
Suite Features
  • Interior, temperature controlled kitchen/bar area with lounge seating
  • Attached, private balcony with covered seating and panoramic views of the entire racetrack
  • Suite package includes catering, full bar, reserved parking, wagering programs and souvenir glasses on both Oaks Day and Derby Day
  • Self-service wagering machine, dedicated suite catering attendant, and concierge services provided
  • Restrooms and live mutuel tellers exclusive to Jockey Club Suite guests
  • Jockey Club Suite leases are available Derby week as well as the full race meet

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Starting Gate Dining & Suites

Entrance Gate: Executive/Paddock Gate - Location: Starting Gate Tower Grandstand

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  • Positioned on the fourth turn of the racetrack and the beginning of the homestretch, the Starting Gate Suites are adjacent to the Starting Gate of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby races
  • Suites are situated on the fourth, fifth, and sixth levels of the Starting Gate Suite Clubhouse
Suite Capacities
  • Starting Gate Dining Room Banquets: 192 Guests
  • Starting Gate Floor Cocktail Reception: 350 Guests
  • Dining tables in the Starting Gate Suite Clubhouse accommodate eight (8) guests per table
Suite Features
  • Interior, temperature controlled kitchen/bar area with lounge seating
  • Attached, private balcony with covered seating and panoramic views of the entire racetrack
  • Suite package includes catering, full bar, reserved parking, wagering programs and souvenir glasses on both Oaks Day and Derby Day
  • Self-service wagering machine, dedicated suite catering attendant, and concierge services provided
  • Restrooms and live mutuel tellers exclusive to Starting Gate Suite guests
  • Starting Gate Suites leases are available Derby week, premium select race dates and private events.

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.

*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

Rooftop Garden

Entrance Gate: Executive/Paddock Gate - Location: Starting Gate Tower Grandstand

Rooftop Garden Features
  • The Rooftop Garden is commonly subject to inclement weather in the Louisville area and any event on the rooftop may be subject to delays, cancellations, or relocations due to such weather and is determined in Churchill Downs Racetracks sole discretion as necessary for both the successful execution of events and the overall safety of our clients, their guests and our employees
  • Covered open air space with Downtown Cityscape & Track Views
  • Day at the Races Dining: 390 guests
  • Cocktail Reception: 500

For more information please contact our Group Sales Department at 502-638-3875.


*This room is not guaranteed to be open or have seating availability, as it is opened based upon demand or type of event for each individual race day.

 

Group Enhancements

Trophy Presentations

Step into the Winner's Circle at Churchill Downs! A race will be named in your group's honor and up to eight of your guests will be escorted into the Paddock area for the saddling prior to your race. After viewing the race from a reserved trackside location, step into the Winner's Circle and present a trophy engraved with your group's name to the winning owner, trainer and jockey. Pricing starts at $500* and includes the following:

  • Group's personalized race name listed in the program
  • Up to 8 guests escorted to the Paddock to watch the saddling for group's race Special trackside location to view the race
  • Announcement of the race name by the track announcer over the public address system
  • Announcement of the name of the group's chosen presenter over the public address system
  • Engraved trophy to be presented to the winning jockey, owner or trainer
  • 8" x 10" color photograph taken in the Winner's Circle of the group to keep as a memento
*Subject to change dependent on the race date
Mutuel Vouchers

Treat your guests to a wager on the house! Pre-Purchased wagering vouchers can be printed for your guests use in $5, $10, or $50 increments. Send them to the races with a bet already in hand today!

Downs Dollars

Gift Certificate Vouchers can be printed for your guests in increments of $5 and $8 for your guests to use at the Churchill Downs Gift Shop, Permanent Concession Stands, and for Programs. *Excludes Kentucky Derby & Oaks Days, and PariMutuel Wagering.

Mock Racing

Bring your group to Churchill Downs and experience the energy and excitement of (past) live racing. All the real aspects of a day at the races are setup and on display, but it’s all just for fun, no real dollars are required. Actual previous live races from right here at Churchill Downs Racetrack will be broadcast on TV screens throughout your event space with an announcer and live Mutuel tellers available for your group to place wagers on their favorite horses! Other enhancements (subject to availability): Racing Programs, In-Person Bugler playing “Call to the Post”, Audio and Video Capabilities, and Prizes. A mock racing program typically lasts one hour.

To learn more about group enhancements, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at [email protected].


*All group enhancements and the elements of each group enhancement (ex. In-Person Bugler) are subject to change, based on availability, and certain minimums do apply.
Event Extras

Enhance your event with numerous event extras including audio-visual on-site, mock racing entertainment and programs, video presentation on the world's largest 4K outdoor video board, and many other racing options.

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