Churchill Downs Racetrack

Home of the Kentucky Derby


The 2024 Spring Meet kicks off with a slate of exciting race day events leading up to the 150th Kentucky Derby. Learn more about each day and sign up for ticket details.

Kick-off Derby Week with the most stylish night in horse racing. Preview 2024 Kentucky Derby trends with a fashion show and gain style tips from featured Kentucky Derby Milliners.

Everyone’s favorite behind-the-scenes tradition. Spend your morning at Churchill Downs to watch your favorite Derby and Oaks contenders warm up on the track while listening to expert commentary. This beloved, VIP event is the perfect way to get an up-close look at the horses, all at no cost.

Kentucky Derby Week’s newest experience: 502’sDay celebrates the community, Louisville’s Kentucky Derby tradition makers, inspiration providers and die-hard Derby fans. Grab your $5 General Admission ticket and come be part of the 502’s biggest day!

Champions Day shines a spotlight on the rich history of the Kentucky Derby and the thrilling world of thoroughbred racing. This year, we're setting the stage for an even more expansive celebration, paying tribute to the extraordinary Kentucky champions who have excelled across a diverse spectrum of sports.

An unforgettable showcase of all things Kentucky, Thurby continues to celebrate Kentucky’s culture: bourbon, Bluegrass and racing! Featuring Bluegrass music near the Paddock, the finest bourbon, and top-level horse racing; Thurby is a bucket list event for all horse racing fans!

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is where the finest 3-year-old fillies take the stage in a quest for glory. It's a day filled with adrenaline, elegance, and a powerful message.

The 150TH Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is the world’s Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports®. And this year, the excitement is bigger than ever. In 2024, we celebrate an incredible 150 years of history, making this a monumental celebration.


Experience the thrills of Thoroughbred horse racing at legendary Churchill Downs racetrack.


Get ready for your visit to historic Churchill Downs with helpful tips and event information.


With more than 70 plus live racing days throughout the year, check out all opportunities you have to watch the thrills of live racing. Plus, opportunities to get tours of the facility, watch horse racing via simulcast or bet at our Race & Sports Book.


Check an item off your guests' bucket lists at Louisville's must-visit venue. Let our team help you plan an unforgettable experience.


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DERBY WEEK: Saturday April 27, 2024, First Race TBD


Stakes Recap November 26, 2023

Gigante Wins Off-The-Turf Commonwealth

Gigante Wins Off-The-Turf $257,500 Commonwealth on Closing Day.

Stakes Advance November 26, 2023

Gaffalione Clinches 11th Leading Rider Title at Churchill Downs

Gaffalione Clinches 11th Leading Rider Title at Churchill Downs; Trainer, Owner Races up for Grabs on Closing Day

Latest news October 23, 2023

2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage’s pedigree fun facts

Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Mage is from the first crop of champion Good Magic, who was second to Justify in the 2018 Run for the Roses. And that’s just the beginning of his Derby-themed pedigree.
Good Magic’s sire, Hall of Famer Curlin, and maternal...

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