Last week, I visited a few of our properties in Louisville, Kentucky. My trip was during times of extreme cold temperatures however I did really want to make it to visit Churchill Downs. I have a small confession to make I have never seen the Kentucky Derby or know anything about horse racing yet I really was interested in going!
Although there were not any horses at Churchill Downs, I was able to take a tour of the race track and walk through the museum. I learned a ton at the museum and from the tour guides. Did you know that there was over 130 million dollars bet at the Kentucky Derby last year? It was interesting hearing about the derby from the guides at the museum because they had all grown up around the track and have been going to derbies since they were young. Not only did we learn about the derby and horse racing, we also heard about the atmosphere of the track on derby day.
For only 13 dollars, I was able see the race track and learn a ton about the history of the Kentucky Derby. It was a fun place to spend the afternoon however next time I hope I’ll be able to see a race! Below are a few of the pictures I took at the museum and track.
Of course, being a girl the hats and fashion of the derby interest me!
I visited our three properties in Louisville. They are all close to Churchill Downs and downtown Louisville.Louisville Fair and Expo, Louisville Expo Airport, and Louisville East – Hurstbourne.