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Churchill Downs

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  • noun a racetrack for thoroughbred racing in Louisville; site of the Kentucky Derby

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  • Think about it: Every year, an obscure venue called Churchill Downs plays host to a throng of overdressed middle-aged white people who drink sugared whiskey, don ridiculous hats, and wait hours to sing a maudlin song before watching undersized ethnic men in brightly colored tunics mount large, powerful animals and race them at breakneck speed around a dirt track while whipping the beasts.

    Matthew DeBord: The Kentucky Derby: The Most Surreal and Seedy Spectacle in All of Sports

  • In 1883 the track was officially named "Churchill Downs," another 20 years before Twin Spires topped a new grandstand, 28 years before the racetrack became profitable, and 50 years before the Derby earned its "Run for the Roses" moniker.

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  • In 1883 the track was officially named "Churchill Downs," another 20 years before Twin Spires topped a new grandstand, 28 years before the racetrack became profitable, and 50 years before the Derby earned its "Run for the Roses" moniker.

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  • In 1883 the track was officially named "Churchill Downs," another 20 years before Twin Spires topped a new grandstand, 28 years before the racetrack became profitable, and 50 years before the Derby earned its "Run for the Roses" moniker.

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  • Last year, the 1875-founded Churchill Downs added lights to its track, making way for the Friday night social-coaster that is Downs After Dark, a stylish but less formal, exorbitant and crowded affair than the Derby.

    Days at the Races

  • Jeff Haynes/Reuters DERBY DAYS: Horses waited to go onto the track for early morning workouts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday.

    Photos of the Day: May 5

  • The dirt Churchill Downs will be his third surface in as many races.

    Nineteen Horses, One Impossibly Tough Decision

  • The reason, he says, is that Churchill Downs has two gates joined together—one that has 14 stalls and the other six.

    The Most Critical Two Seconds in Sports

  • This Saturday at Churchill Downs, she'll climb aboard Pants on Fire to try to become the first female jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby.

    A Jersey Girl Takes Aim at the Derby

  • Friday at Churchill Downs, horse-racing fans gathered for the running of the Kentucky Oaks before Saturday's marquee event.

    The Day Before the Derby

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