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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 600 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 Roomaccommodates up to 600 guests + Balcony Seating
Tavern
accommodates up to 230 guests
Verandaaccommodates up to 200 guests
Parlor
accommodates up to 150 guests
Balconyaccommodates up to 120 guests

*Rooms may be combined to customize your event.

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Millionaires Row

Entrance Gate: Clubhouse Gate - Location: 4th & 6th 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 800 guests Cocktail Reception 1500 guests
  • Millionaire Row 6: Banquet 575 guests Cocktail Reception 1000 guests
  • Millionaire Row 4 & Sky 5:Banquet 1200 guests Cocktail Reception 2000 guests

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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: Capacity 250-592 guests
  • Sky Terrace 5: Capacity 100-400 guests
  • Sky Terrace 6: Capacity 100-400

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Directors Room & Balcony

Entrance Gate: Paddock Gate - Location: 3rd Floor Turf Club

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The Directors Room is the VIP location where stakes race winners toast their victory after each race. Located adjacent to the Turf Club on the 3rd Floor of the Clubhouse, this venue is the perfect size to host a cocktail reception or private dinner.

Features

  • Expansive, covered balcony overlooking the Paddock, with lounge furniture
  • Dazzling, crystal chandelier over contemporary bar

Capacity:

  • Directors Room: Banquet 60 guests; Cocktail Reception 100 guests
  • Directors Room Balcony:Banquet 100 guests; Cocktail Reception 130 guests

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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

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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 500 guests, Banquet 288 guests,
  • Finish Line Balcony: Theatre 200 guests, Banquet 150 guests, Cocktail 250 guests

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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 Capacity: 432 guests
  • Loft at Aristides Capacity: 320 guests

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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.

  • Aristides Garden: Theatre 300 guests Cocktail Reception 500 guests
  • Paddock Balcony: Banquet 100 guests Cocktail Reception 175 guests
  • Plaza Balcony: Banquet 250 guests Cocktail Reception 400 guests
  • Plaza Courtyard: 87K SQFT
  • The Infield: Banquet 750 guests Cocktail Reception 1500 guests

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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
  • Suite package includes catering, full bar, reserved parking, and wagering programs on Oaks Day
  • Self-service wagering machine and dedicated suite catering attendant provided
  • Restrooms and live mutuel tellers exclusive to Winner’s Circle Suite guests

Courtyard- Railside: accommodates 250-300 guests

Courtyard Lounge: accommodates 50-125 guests

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Triple Crown Ballroom & Grand Foyer

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.

  • Grand Foyer: Banquet 100 guests Cocktail Reception 300 guests
  • Triple Crown Ballroom:Banquet 360 guests Cocktail Reception 700 guests

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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.

  • Capacity: Banquet: 90 guests , Cocktail Reception/Theater Set: 110 guests

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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 502-636-4450.

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
  • Single Starting Gate Suite accommodates thirty-two (32) guests
  • Double Starting Gate Suite accommodates sixty-four (64) guests
  • Triple Starting Gate Suite accommodates 108 guests
  • Starting Gate Dining Room Banquets: 216 guests
  • Starting Gate Floor: Cocktail Reception: 500
  • 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 502-636-4450.

 

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 $400 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
Mutuel Vouchers

Treat your guests to a wager! Pre-purchased wagering vouchers can be printed in $5, $10 or $50 increments.

Downs Dollars

Vouchers printed in increments of $5 for guests to use at the Gift Shop and all concession areas.

To learn more about group enhancements, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at groupsales@kyderby.com.

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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