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.
Calhoun Construction Services served as the Construction Manager and General Contractor for the renovation of Gate 3. The Gate 3 renovation consisted of demolition of the existing gate structure, relocating the underground utilities, pour a new concrete slab at the new gate area, install removable fence panels that can configure as an entry gate, new concrete foundations for a new tent, vehicle bollards and new asphalt around the new gate area.
"Calhoun has been a great partner to Churchill Downs. From preconstruction through final project delivery, the entire team is engaged in making sure that our projects are completed on time and within budget. Calhoun does a great job of working around our busy events schedule and ensuring that our business is not interrupted any more than necessary as a result of the ongoing renovations. I would highly recommend that you consider Calhoun for your upcoming projects.";
Ryan Jordan, General Manager