Churchill Downs Review
Churchill Downs Racetrack is located in Louisville, Kentucky with live horse racing on two tracks. Live racing is available Thursday-Sunday in season. Simulcast betting is open year round beginning at noon daily.
Home of racing's most venerable event, the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is steeped in history going back to the 1870's with official races beginning in 1895.
The derby runs the first Saturday in May and offers visitors the "most exciting two minutes in sports."
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Gaming at Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs is the home of the Kentucky Derby. Racing Thursday-Sunday and simulcast betting is available 7 days a week year round. The annual Spring Meet generally runs from April 25th to June 27th, give or take a day or two either way.
Even if you can't get one of the 150,000+ seats for the legendary Run for the Roses, any true equestrian fan should visit this venue at least once in their lifetime. It's race day, so dress the part!
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Dining & Restaurants
Matt Winn Dining Room
- Serving: Cafe/Variety
Although there are dozens of dining opportunities at Churchill Downs, most people will point you to the Matt Winn Dining Room. Here you will find a Chef’s Table gourmet buffet, or choose from the a la carte dining menu. Either way, there is plenty of room, even during crowded derby says!
There are plenty of cash-bars, self-service wagering machines, and mutuel tellers available throughout the venue. You can also watch races on any of the easy to see tele-monitors.
Matt Winn Dining Room is located on the Third Floor Clubhouse.
- Price range: Average
- Reservations: (502) 636-4450
- Takes reservations
- Good for groups
- Churchill Downs Store (Gifts)
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