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Churchill Downs™ 

An American Icon
Horse racing in Kentucky dates back to 1789, when the first race course was constructed in Lexington. Almost 100 years later, in 1875, Churchill Downs officially opened its gates in Louisville, and began its tradition as "Home of the Kentucky Derby" and the longest continually-running sporting event in America. Churchill Downs Racetrack conducts Thoroughbred horse racing during three race meets in the Spring, September, and the Fall.  ChurchillDowns



The Kentucky Derby™ 

The Kentucky Derby™ has been conducted annually, without interruption, since 1875 and is rivaled by few events in the world for spectacle, beauty and excitement. Derby Day is a celebration of fashion, food and sheer enjoyment that peaks with a dramatic thoroughbred race that is celebrated around the world. The “Run for the Roses” is also touted as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”  KentuckyDerby


The Kentucky Oaks™ 

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is America’s premier and most lucrative race for 3-year old fillies (female horses), held each year the Friday before the Kentucky Derby. Like the Kentucky Derby, the Longines Kentucky Oaks is one of the longest continually-held sporting events in American history. Aside from thunderous live horse racing, fans celebrate fashion, and fundraising for critical women’s health issues.  KentuckyOaks
 


University of Louisville Athletics

The University of Louisville is home to one of the most storied athletic programs in the nation. The Cardinals boast nine national championships, 59 team conference titles in men's and women's sports, and hundreds of All-Americans.

The success of UofL's teams contribute to a sense of pride in the community and across the state. The very mention of the "Cardinals" evokes a sense of history, tradition and championships. Nationwide, UofL is synonymous with winning. GoCards 



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Home of the Brown-Forman Series, the Humana Festival of New American plays, and Fifth Third Bank's Dracula and A Christmas Carol, Actors Theatre of Louisville presents more than 500 performances of about 20 productions during its year-round season composed of a diverse array of contemporary and classical fare.

Actors Theatre's community outreach offereings include free apprentice showcase productions; public seminars and workshops; pre- and post-performance discussions; facility tours; discounted season ticket plans for students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and educators; audio described performances for low-vision patrons and performances interpreted in American Sign Language.  Actors Theatre


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Since 1986, Bunbury Theatre Company's mission has been to create enriching, diverse and cultural theatrical experiences for the community and its artists in an intimate professional setting. For 30 years, Bunbury has enriched the lives of countless patrons and given back to the community in the form of free workshops and tickets. They perform in the beautiful 140-seat Henry Clay Theatre in the Henry Clay building on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut. Their five-show season begins in October and runs through June.  BunburyTheatre



 


Kentucky Opera was founded in 1952 by Moritz von Bomhard, and was designated the State Opera of Kentucky in 1982. The company began at Whitney Hall in the Kentucky Center for the Arts. The Louisville Orchestra plays for all performances, and the Louisville Ballet performs on occasions when operas require classical dance. Kentucky Opera