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Churchill Downs Partners with Sports Illustrated to Unveil "Club SI" for 150th Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs to Unveil “Club SI” for 150th Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs will have a new luxury dining experience named ‘Club SI’ after announcing a multi-year partnership between the home of the Kentucky Derby and the iconic sports magazine ahead of the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2024. Originally planned as the 1895 Club, Club SI is scheduled to debut […]

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With the First Turn experience now open, the final renovation at Churchill Downs will be a new paddock. Photo by Populous

Populous Unveils $90 Million First Turn Experience at Churchill Downs

Populous and Churchill Downs have unveiled the new $90 million First Turn experience as part of a multi-phase transformation underway at the Louisville racetrack. Home to the Kentucky Derby, which attracts approximately 150,000 guests annually, Churchill Downs and Populous are working on a series of enhancements. The new First Turn Club and its grandstand will […]

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The Kentucky Derby's new Homestretch Club features club seating and access to VIP amenities including the longest bar in Kentucky. Photo courtesy Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby Ready to Roll at
Full Capacity for First Time in Three Years

The Kentucky Derby has trademarked the phrase “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” as its main marketing slogan, but Derby week at Churchill Downs is much more than those two minutes. The Derby is run May 7, but it’s officially a week-long event that leads up to those two minutes, with plenty to keep […]

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Fans watch the eighth race from the grandstands before the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ASM Global Plans Louisville Events Around Kentucky Derby

ASM Global will activate a series of live events in Louisville, Kentucky, timed around the running of the May 7 Kentucky Derby. As part of the company’s ASM Global Acts initiative, the venues it manages in the city — the KFC Yum! Center, Lynn Family Stadium and Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center— will offer […]

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Fans watch the eighth race from the grandstands before the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Multi-Year Projects to Transform Churchill Downs Racetrack

Churchill Downs Incorporated, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby, has announced three major multi-year capital investments to transform key areas of the track that aim to provide new guest experiences at the Derby in the coming years. Among the improvements would be a Homestretch Club adjacent to the homestretch, converting what is now outdoor bleacher […]

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Churchill Downs Investing $300 Million into Home of Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, has announced a proposed $300 million worth of improvements to the legendary home of the Kentucky Derby, including permanent seating in the venue, a 156-room hotel and renovations to the Millionaires Row area. The covered stadium seating would be for 4,700 spectators, replacing the 3,300 temporary seats usually constructed for the […]

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