|Location:||Louisville, United States of America|
The Churchill Downs is a well-known thoroughbred racetrack, located on Central Avenue in south Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. It is opened in 1875 and is managed by Churchill Downs Incorporated. The track is much-publicized for hosting the Kentucky Derby every year. It covers a total area of 147 acres and has a seating capacity for around 1,70,000 spectators. The Churchill Downs has witnessed some of the notable races including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic, Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, Stephen Foster Handicap, Clark Handicap. It was ranked fifth in the list of 65 thoroughbred racetracks in North America introduced in the year 2009 by the Horseplayers Association of North America.