When Was Churchill Downs Built

Even a casual sports fan will likely know that Churchill Downs is the home of the Kentucky Derby. While the Derby is just one race out of a busy racing season, the Churchill Downs facility and the famous race will forever be linked. And, just like the race, the track itself came into existence in 1875, making it one of the oldest sporting facilities in the country still in use. By comparison, Fenway Park, the legendary home of the Boston Red Sox, opened in 1912.

Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby

If you have been considering a trip to see the Kentucky Derby in person, the history that awaits at Churchill Downs should be added motivation to make that trip a reality. You would not just be going to see a horse race – which would be exciting enough on its own – but you would also be arriving at a true piece of American history. Another part of the history of the Kentucky Derby is betting on the races, of course Kentucky Derby online betting is fairly new in comparison. It isn’t often that you can visit a facility which opened in the 1800’s and still offers a world class experience for fans and competitors alike.

It is fitting that Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby were born in the same year, because you can’t think of one without the other. The Derby would not be what it is today without the famous Twin Spires and the beautiful grounds of Churchill Downs, and the track likely wouldn’t exist if not for the popularity of the race. Should you have the chance to visit Louisville and see the Derby for yourself, be sure to fully tour the grounds and experience the magic of this legendary track.

March 29, 2016 by : Posted in history No Comments

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