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Visitor Information Guest Services Virtual Tour About 40 Track Facts

Fact #1


The 2020 Kentucky Derby marks the 125th anniversary of the Twin Spires

Fact #2


The bugler plays the Call to the Post 10 minutes before each race

Fact #3


All Family Adventure Day activities are included in the $10 ticket1

Fact #4


There are a total of 57 stakes races scheduled for 2019

Fact #5


The first Clark Handicap was run in 1875, making it as old as Derby & Oaks

Fact #6


A box seat & Kentucky Derby Museum admission are under $30

Fact #7


At Downs After Dark, first race and live music start at 6PM

Fact #8


Guest Services Representatives are available to help every race day

Fact #9


Admission starts at $5

Fact #10


Twilight Thursday offers $1 beers, live music and food trucks from 5-8pm

Fact #11


The Preakness is shown live on the Big Board 2 weeks after Derby

Fact #12


More than 1,500 horses live on the Churchill Downs grounds each year

Fact #13


Jeans are just as welcome as jackets2

Fact #14


There are 75 days of live racing at Churchill Downs in 2019

Fact #15


You can experience Thoroughbred ownership through the Churchill Racing Club

Fact #16


Treat dad to a box seat, program, beer and hot dog for $15 on Father’s Day

Fact #17


Kids can visit the pony horses3

Fact #18


Free personal handicapping guidance is available on select race dates

Fact #19


Brunch is served every Sunday in the exclusive Stakes Room

Fact #20


Expert race picks are available on the app, in the program and online

Fact #21


A special brunch menu is served in the dining rooms on Mother's Day

Fact #22


Parking, a program & lunch on Millionaires Row starts at $39

Fact #23


You can bet on the Belmont and live racing on Saturday, June 8

Fact #24


Churchill was the 1st track to be nationally accredited for equine safety

Fact #25


A statue of all-time leading jockey Pat Day stands in the Aristides Garden

Fact #26


Parking & programs are FREE every day with admission4

Fact #27


Kids have their own Paddock viewing location

Fact #28


You can get your picture with a statue of Aristides, the first Derby winner

Fact #29


You can name a race, present a trophy and be in the Winner’s Circle photo

Fact #30


The Churchill Downs Foundation supports hundreds of local nonprofits each year

Fact #31


Over 1 ton of candy is given out each year at Trick or Treat at the Track

Fact #32


There are customizable event spaces for 20 to 2,000

Fact #33


Groups can save up to 15%

Fact #34


Churchill Downs will pay out $40,000,000 in purses in 2019

Fact #35


A Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel was once aged in the Twin Spires

Fact #36


Thanksgiving Weekend offers more than 12 family dining experiences

Fact #37


You can bet on The Breeders’ Cup while dining in Millionaires Row

Fact #38


You can watch any race you choose right from the rail4

Fact #39


You can rent a private suite starting at $450

Fact #40


The Kentucky Derby Museum is open 359 days a year

 

1With advance purchase     2Excludes some dining rooms     3With Outrider permission     4Excludes Oaks & Derby Days