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700 Central Ave, Louisville, KY
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Buy tickets to the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs and watch the race live! View Churchill Downs tickets, seating chart and our wide selection of Kentucky Derby tickets here. This is your chance to see the Kentucky Derby in Louisville KY and be part of the excitement!
Churchill Downs is located in Louisville, Kentucky, and is situated on Central Avenue. Since 1875 this venue has been known as perhaps the best thoroughbred racetrack in the entire world. This is saying a lot considering the fact that Churchill Downs has been around for so long. But even though this venue is a bit old, it will always have a lot to offer. This is evident year in and year out by the way that it draws in thousands of spectators for each event.

Churchill Downs is most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby each year. This is the biggest horse racing in the world, and Churchill Downs does a great job in making it an event that everybody will remember al year long. This venue hosted the first Kentucky Derby in its first year in 1875, and it has been doing so ever since. It is safe to say that this race would not be the same if it were held somewhere other than Churchill Downs. This venue has also hosted the Breeders' Cup.

Churchill Downs covers approximately 147 acres of land, making it a site to see for anybody who is in the area. While the seating capacity is only 51,000, Kentucky Derby crowds can reach in excess of 140,000 thanks to standing room only admission.

Lasting five years and completing in 2005 Churchill Downs underwent a $121 million renovation. The main costs associated with this renovation were a new clubhouse, and the addition of luxury suites.

Seeing a horse race at Churchill Downs is one of the most exciting sporting events that you could participate in. If you ever have the chance to visit this venue for a race you should take advantage. And of course, if you can afford to buy Kentucky Derby tickets you will have the time of your life.

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