Thurby Parking

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Driving – My ticket has reserved parking

If you are driving and your ticket includes reserved parking, please check your ticket to find your specific lot. Lot information is located in the upper left hand corner of your ticket. See the maps below to plan your route. 


I am a Turf Club Member, Horse Owner and TSC Elite member AND I have a Reserved Frontside Parking Pass.



Buses must have a designated bus pass to park in the Pink Lot. See the map to plan your route.



Limos must have a designated limo pass to park in the Blue Lot. See the map to plan your route.


I am a Trainer and I have a VIP Parking Pass


Driving – I don’t have a parking pass

If you are driving and you do NOT have reserved parking, you have three options:

  • Park at the Kentucky Exposition Center for free and ride a shuttle to Churchill Downs. (Please note: This option is only available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurby. On Oaks and Derby, only attendees WITH RESERVED PARKING PASSES will be able to access the KEC).
  • Park at Cardinal Stadium for free, then make the short walk to Churchill Downs.
  • Park in one of the neighborhoods surrounding Churchill Downs, then walk to the track. 
  • Pedestrians parking north of Churchill Downs will be able to cross Central Ave. at 3rd, 6th and 9th streets

Please note that all parking onsite at Churchill Downs is reserved during Derby Week.

Riding – Cabs, Hotels Shuttles, Uber / Lyft Drop Off and Pick Up

Attendees utilizing rideshare, cabs or hotel shuttles transportation will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property and should be dropped off at Cardinal Stadium.

Central Avenue will be restricted between Crittenden Drive and Taylor Boulevard on Thurby. Please plan your route accordingly

Motorized Scooters

Attendees utilizing motorized scooters as their mode of transportation will not be able to access the Churchill Downs property or any of the restricted roadways on the scooter, and should plan to drop-off/pick-up scooters at the Brown Lot by Wagner's Pharmacy. Ride safe

Riding – Guest Drop Off Locations

Attendees desiring to be dropped off at Churchill Downs may purchase a Derby Drive Drop-Off pass from the ticketing office.  This location may be accessed from Queen Ave. and is located just outside the Clubhouse Gate.  Pass holders will not be able to pick-up guests at the end of the day at this location.  Passes may be purchased by calling the Churchill Downs ticket office at 502-636-4450

Thurby Oaks & Derby Ride Share

Riding – TARC

TARC will be providing service to the Churchill Downs area throughout Derby Week and will have specified drop off and pick up locations. Please visit for more information on routes.

Thurby, Oaks and Derby Overall Parking


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