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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 Clark was first 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 photo 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%5

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    5Groups of 24+