It’s official. Changes are coming to Churchill Downs in the form of a brand new hotel and a gaming venue as early as 2021!

While the rumors about this have been whispered for awhile, it’s now a reality.


“When you have an amenity like a hotel, you can keep guests longer and you can attract additional guests to the facility,” Carstanjen said.

The only details Carstanjen revealed were that the hotel would include suites overlooking the track and that it, along with the gaming facility and the seating, would be located near the first turn.

The gaming facility will have historical wagering machines, just like Derby City Gaming, which CDI opened last year.

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