- Tickets to a Churchill Downs fall meet
- Each ticket includes a racing program
- Where: Churchill Downs
- Seating: Outdoor Reserved Box, which are located on the third-floor clubhouse level along the front stretch of the race track.
- Door time: 11:30 a.m. each day
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Ticket Options and Dates
- $14 for two tickets (up to a $20 value)
- $38 for six tickets (up to a $60 value)
Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, November 19, at 12:40 p.m.
- Saturday, November 22, at 12:40 p.m.
- Saturday, November 29, at 12:40 p.m.
Fall Meets at Churchill Downs
Later this month, the salvo of thundering hooves will fade into the distance at Churchill Downs as the historic track winds down its 25-date fall meet. Events on November 19, 22, and 29 give fans a final chance to stop by, place bets, and marvel at equine athleticism before horses head off to their vacation homes in St. Lucia. Each of those three dates features a minimum of 10 races, and stakes races up the ante on both November 22 and 29. Scheduled off-the-track attractions treat fans to special experiences, including a giant plasma screen broadcasting football games as part of the track’s “Pigskin and Ponies” promotion during the two Saturday events.
When 24-year-old draftsmen Joseph Dominic Baldez punctuated the Churchill Downs grandstands with the Twin Spires in 1895, former track President Matt J. Winn summed up the accomplishment. “When you die,” he told Joseph, “there’s one monument that will never be taken down.” The words have certainly rung true, and today, the Spires tower above Churchill Downs as a symbolic reminder of the track’s legacy.
That history, of course, stretches back to even before the Spires. In 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened—nearly a century after horse racing in Kentucky rose to prominence—and soon became known as the home of the Kentucky Derby. Earlier this century, Churchill Downs underwent a $121 million renovation that included the addition of new luxury suites and dining areas. It also increased the track’s seating capacity to approximately 52,000, meaning there’s now plenty of room for horses to invite their family members to their races.