Churchill Downs

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Best Places in St. Louis to Watch the Kentucky Derby

    Yes, the race only lasts for two minutes, but it is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Plus, we kind of love everything that goes with the Kentucky Derby -- the hats, the clothes and especially the mint juleps. We may not be at Churchill Downs, but we can still party. Here's where to do it. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 30 - May 2, 2010

    The Bangles then.​ The Go-Go's vs The Bangles at That 80's Club (Friday) On Friday night, the final '80s pop star showdown takes place at Rue 13. Each Friday in April, That '80s Club DJs have pitted the music of two '80s icons against each other, and since the Bangles are due to come to St. Louis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    HullabaLOU Music Festival Debuts (Impressively) In Louisville This Summer

    The B-52's are just one act slotted for the HullabaLOUfest​One of the best things about St. Louis is its close proximity to the summer's major music festivals. Not only do we get cool acts stopping here on their way to -- or from -- these events, we're within driving distance to Chicago (Pitch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Effort to Overturn St. Louis Smoking Ban Would Focus on Casino Exemption

    Photo: Jenn SilverbergHannegan lighting up at one of his favorite haunts, Herbies' Vintage '72.​St. Louis' most tireless smoking-ban opponent Bill Hannegan stopped by the Riverfront Times the other day. In so doing, Hannegan hinted how his Keep St. Louis Free plans to topple the ban in the city th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    RFT's Namesake Horse Sighted Just in Time for the Kentucky Derby

    In two days, the cream of the three-year-old Thoroughbred crop will contest the 135th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville.But let's go back a week or so, to another race, in another city...Sunday, April 26. Fonner Park race course in Grand Island, Nebraska. Seventh race; distance 1 mile. ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 5, 2004

    Mint Julep

    Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky, 502-636-4400

  • News

    June 4, 2003

    One-Track Mind

    On top of old Fairmount: Collinsville's humble racecourse is home to one of the nation's winningest Thoroughbred owners

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2003

    Painting While Intoxicated

    Plein air party in Augusta

  • Music

    April 16, 2003

    Piano Men

    Key-ticklers at the Drake Bar and the Big Bang reinvigorate the old piano-bar concept