Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs (HM1ZA6)

Location: Louisville, KY 40208 Jefferson County
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N 38° 12.34', W 85° 46.304'

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Churchill Downs

Home of the Kentucky Derby, the oldest continuously held sporting event in America, for 3-year-old thoroughbreds. Aristides, owned by H.P. McGrath & ridden by black jockey Oliver Lewis, Warren the 1st Derby in 1875. Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of explorer Wm. Clark, named and modeled the Ky. Derby after English Epson Derby.
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Churchill Downs

The track, owned by the Churchill family, was named in the 1880s. Twin spires, designed by J. Baldez, were built in 1895. Pari-mutuel betting machines were introduced in 1908. Other track events were state fairs, band concerts, auto and airplane races, military horse and tank shows, and a train wreck. First radio broadcast, 1925; first television broadcast, 1949.
HM NumberHM1ZA6
Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society · Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 607538 N 4229347
Decimal Degrees38.20566667, -85.77173333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.34', W 85° 46.304'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 20.4" N, 85° 46' 18.24" W
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Area Code(s)502
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 734 Central Ave, Louisville KY 40208, US
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