April 29, 2014
Historic Churchill Downs joins Chamber family
Before this weekend’s running of the 140th Kentucky Derby, leaders at historic Churchill Downs recently made an important decision that had nothing to do with mint juleps or fancy hats—joining the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber.
The legendary venue’s membership comes as they begin an outreach campaign to points north of Louisville, locations you might say that are just a few furlongs away.
“We joined the Chamber because we are excited to share the allure and excitement of Churchill Downs with companies in the Cincinnati market. Our facility is just a short drive away, and we felt that becoming more involved in the Cincinnati business marketplace would allow us to better spread the word about the vast entertainment opportunities available during the live racing season as well as all year long,” said Kristin Warfield, Vice President, Sales & Partnerships with Churchill Downs.
While all eyes might be on Saturday’s Run For The Roses, Churchill Downs offers year-round conference space, seminars and company outings for groups from 10-10,000. Imagine your group outing starting with the thrill of witnessing the nation’s finest horses during a day’s worth of competition. Then take the opportunity to stroll through the grounds of their legendary racetrack and enjoy more than a hundred years of horse racing history. From outdoor box seats to private Jockey Club Suites, you can find the right fit for your group’s needs for the Spring, September, and Fall meets. And don’t forget the chance for your group to experience a private dining room complete with a breathtaking view of the thoroughbreds racing towards the Finish Line and the historic Twin Spires. Simply put, it's the best view in racing.
2014 Race Dates
• Kentucky Derby Week: Through May 1 (live racing Tuesday through Thursday prior to the Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby)
• Spring Meet: May 8 - June 29 (live racing Thursday through Sunday)
• September Meet: September 5 - 28 (live racing Friday through Sunday)
• Fall Meet: October 26 - November 30 (live racing Wednesday through Sunday)
For more information, contact:
Group Sales Manager
Churchill Downs Racetrack
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208