Churchill Downs Racetrack
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky, 40208


Racing Dates: 2011-04-30 until 2011-04-04
Number of Racing Days: 71

RacetrackTrack Length: 1 Mile
Stretch Length:
Stretch Width: 80 Feet
Infield Capacity: 48000
Clubhouse Capacity:
Grand Stand Capacity:
Parking Capacity: 1400
Price General Admission: $2.00
Price Clubhouse: $2.00
Price Turf Club:

Churchill Downs Racetrack History

The track is named for John and Henry Churchill, who leased 80 acres of land to their nephew, Colonel M. Lewis Clark. Churchill Downs now covers 147 acres. Between 2001 to 2005, the clubhouse was replaced, 79 luxury suites were added, and the historic twin spires were refurbished. One of the additions in the clubhouse was a mural depicting all 96 jockeys to win the Kentucky Derby from 1875 to 2004.

Churchill Downs also contains the Kentucky Derby Museum which focuses on the history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. The museum contains a number of exhibits exploring the training and racing of thoroughbred horses. It includes a 360-degree cinema that shows short films.

More About Churchill Downs Racetrack

7/8 Mile turf track, hotels, bed and breakfast, trackside cafes, The Paddock Grill, Matt Winn Dining Room

Stakes GradePurse Date
Alysheba StakesIII$150,000April 30
Churchill Distaff Turf Mile StakesII$250,000May 01
Kentucky DerbyI$2,000,000May 07
Kentucky OaksI$1,000,000May 06
La Troienne StakesIII$400,000April 30
Woodford Reserve Turf Classic StakesI$500,000May 01
Aegon Turf Sprint StakesIII$100,000April 30
Humana DistaffI$300,000May 01
Churchill DownsII$250,000May 01
Eight Belles StakesIII$100,000May 01
Louisville Distaff StakesIII$100,000April 30
Winning ColorsIII$100,000May 31
Aristides StakesIII$100,000May 29
Northern Dancer StakesIII$150,000June 12
Debutante StakesIII$100,000.June 26
Bashford Manor StakesIII$100,000June 28
Firecracker HandicapII$175,000July 03
Locust Grove HandicapIII$100,000July 03

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