Churchill Downs Location & History for 2023 Kentucky Derby
By Larry Rupp
Horses, jockeys and trainers alike have been preparing for the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby, which is set to take place on Saturday, May 6. The legendary race has always been run at Churchill Downs Racetrack, which first opened back in 1985 about three miles south of downtown Louisville.
Churchill Downs holds the record for the longest-running continuous sporting event in the United States and now brings in crowds north of 170,000 people. The venue has gone through numerous upgrades and changes, but the Kentucky Derby remains the "most exciting two minutes in sports."
Churchills Downs Racetrack Location
The 2023 Kentucky Derby is known as the most prestigious event in the sport of horse racing and will take place on Saturday, May 6, at the Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky.
Kentucky Derby History
Below is a look at the most recent Kentucky Derby winners at Churchill Downs. Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack share the title for the victories by a jockey (5), while Ben Jones tops all other trainers when it comes to Kentucky Derby wins (6). Of course, horses only get one crack at the title themselves.
John R. Velasquez
John R. Velasquez
Claude McGaughey III
I'll Have Another
H. Graham Motion
Mine That Bird
Bennie Woolley Jr.
Richard Dutrow Jr.
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