Arguably the country's most famous Thoroughbred horse racetrack, Churchill Downs has been a cornerstone of Louisville since it opened in 1875. The
Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs, and draws a full capacity crowd of 52,000. Throughout the year the track hosts a number of other races throughout the spring and fall, including the Kentucky Oaks race. Visitors on race day have the option of purchasing general admission, reserved, or premium seating.
Stay & Play
If you are in Louisville and there is not a race, you are still able to experience the history of the track with a visit to the on-site Kentucky Derby Museum and the historic walking tour. The museum is open daily and even includes a face-to-face visit with the resident Thoroughbred and sidekick Winston, the miniature horse.
Book a stay at our hotel near Churchill Downs and enjoy easy access to this historic site while staying in the heart of downtown Louisville. We are conveniently located less than six miles from the racetrack. Enjoy:
- Fast & free WiFi
- Free bottled water
Book online at 866-716-8143 and ask for our best available rates.