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Churchill Downs

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General Information
Mike Anderson
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208
Main Phone: 
(502) 636-4400
Racing Office: 
(502) 636-4470
(502) 638-3908
Owner Hospitality: 
Vicki Tomlinson
(502) 636-4830
About Us: 

Churchill Downs racetrack remains the flagship operation of Churchill Downs Incorporated, and recently underwent the most significant series of ambitious and comprehensive renovations in the history of the track. In July 2002, Churchill Downs began Phase I of a $121 million renovation. The Phase I project provided 64 luxury suites and spacious meeting areas built atop the track’s existing grandstand, with huge balconies providing stunning views of the Twin Spires. Phase I was completed for the opening of the 2003 Fall Meet. Phase II began in July 2003 with the demolition of an 800-foot expanse of the clubhouse, leveled to make way for new construction. The $95 million Phase II project took nearly two years to complete and included an expanded Turf Club, 15 luxury suites, new group sales areas, premium outdoor third-floor boxes, indoor box seats, a new media center and television production compound, new dining and entertainment areas, a new grand entrance at Gate 17 leading to the track’s integrated simulcast wagering areas, a new central kitchen, and satellite kitchen facilities. The construction provided an additional 404,000 square feet and increased the permanent seating capacity to approximately 52,000.

Robert L. Evans joined Churchill Downs Incorporated as its current president and CEO in August 2006. A business strategist, entrepreneur and Thoroughbred breeder by trade, Evans is exploring growth opportunities for the Company and the horse racing industry through technology initiatives and international distribution channels while maintaining the Company’s long-standing commitment to quality racing.

Kevin Flanery joined Churchill Downs in December 2005 as vice president of national public affairs and was promoted to senior vice president of national public affairs and communications in March 2008. Kevin Flanery was named the 13th president of Churchill Downs Racetrack on July 13, 2009. Flanery retired at the end of 2020 and Mike Anderson was named as the 14th president of Churchill Downs in December. Anderson was vice president of operations prior to being named president.

Race Dates: 
Fall Meet
Oct 29 2023 to Nov 26 2023
Spring Meet
Apr 27 2024 to Jun 30 2024
September Meet
Sep 12 2024 to Sep 29 2024
Fall Meet
Oct 27 2024 to Dec 1 2024
Number of Race Days: 
Track Details: 
Track Surface: 
Conventional Dirt
Track Size: 
1 Mile
Track Surface: 
Turf Course
Track Size: 
7/8 Mile
Churchill Downs is a proud supporter of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).
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