The city of Louisville is known worldwide for two main things: Kentucky Fried Chicken and the Kentucky Derby, which takes place every year at Churchill Downs. But the Derby isn't the only thing taking place there; No, indeed, Churchill Downs is home to some of Louisville's finest entertainment, and is one of the reasons that Louisville has been named as one of the top ten "Mancation" destinations. http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/tripadvisor/37991/
In fact, Trip Advisor, the "World's most trusted travel advice," outlined ten cities that specifically offer "a wide range of ways to bond with the boys on a guys-only getaway." http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/tripadvisor/37991/ Number seven on the list that included cities like Las Vegas, New York, and Denver was none other than our very own Louisville, Kentucky. The suggested "mancation" was entitled "Horsing Around," and included entertainment options such as Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and bars that stay open until 4am every night.
But Churchill Downs has something to offer both the ladies and the men who visit. Events include:
Pink Fridays: Free admission to anyone who wears Pink every Friday in April
Keeneland Opening Day: An opportunity to experience Keeneland's opening in Churchill Downs' simulcasting facility
Fantasy Stakes: An opportunity to "watch and wager" in the simulcasting facility
Downs After Dark: Night time racing opportunities
Kentucky Oaks: The "preamble" to the Derby
Kentucky Derby: THE "fastest two minutes in sports"-the most prestigious horse race in the world
You can purchase tickets online to the Oaks, Derby 136, Spring Races, Downs After Dark, and more online. Prices greatly vary, so you're sure to find an even that works for you. So get your Derby hat, choose your horse, make your wager, and come on out to Churchill Downs for the night or day out you've been needing for a long time.