Door opens and I get a ticket for the Historic Walking Tour and also Inside the Gates Walking Tour.
I walk through the replica horse gates into the museum and walk around.
Go into the 360 degree theater and watching a short movie about the most exciting horse race ever.
After the short movie I joined the others in the movie and walked out and get the historical tour. The race jockey’s club house is upstairs but also is the name of the horse Sir Barton who first won the triple crown in 1919.
We walked by the field and saw some of the horse racing.
Noted the race stands and the historic spires.
The winner stand
Checking out the hats
And the Queen’s hat.
I could even watch the old races from start to finish. So I pulled out the race that was won by Secretariat.
Exhibitions about the Triple Crown
The full derby timeline and winners:
Secretariat has the records of winning the triple crown in 1973
But Affirmed is the last horse to win in 1978
More Secretariat and Affirmed stuff.
A history of Churchhill Downs.
The structure of the Kentucky Derby
More secretariat stuff. I watched the Disney movie and became a fan.
Walk into the main building that invites the celebrities and see the horse decorative arrangement on the top.
See the place inside where the betting takes place.
And then walk into the section where the athletes and other famous people watch the games for $60K a table and $16K a seat.
One of the original Kentucky Derbies.
The GLASS house of Colquhoun.
Yeah we are millionaires.
Garden view from the roof.
The race track.
I headed out from the race track across the Ohio River to the small town of Jeffersonville, Indiana for some lunch. My friends told me about a place called Ann’s by the River that I must try for some simple country cooking.
Got some friend chicken, peas, collared greens and some home made cake. Everything was good but not great.
The only thing I loved about the restaurant was the toy train that was traveling all across the track on near the ceiling. Priceless and amusing.
Walk into the building and see this artwork.
Then go buy a ticket
A boxing ring that has a projection system showing Ali’s fights.
A multimedia room that allows you to see many of the most important fights.
Quotes that inspire:
A Painting of Ali:
Rolls Royce driven by Ali.
Painting of Ali by LeRoy Neiman
LeRoy Neiman and Ali