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Attending the Kentucky Derby

Updated: June 4, 2008, 2:14 PM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN SportsTravel

Date of Inception: 1875. The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continually held sporting event in the U.S.

Racetrack: Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Ky.

Racetrack Location: 4 miles south of downtown

Address: 700 Central Ave., Louisville, KY 40208

Official Web Site: http://www.kentuckyderby.com/

Race Dates: 2008: May 3 2009: May 2

Racetrack Info: Construction of the grandstand and Twin Spires began in the early fall of 1894 and continued until the start of winter weather precluded ...

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