You are cordially invited to join Louisville’s premier club for Thoroughbred Enthusiast.

The Louisville Thoroughbred Society opened fall of 2020 for Private Member Events, Holiday Events and Membership Recruitment events. Membership applications and reservations for special events are now being accepted.

Before he knew what the Louisville Thoroughbred Society would look like, or where it would be, racing fan Gene McLean knew exactly how the club should feel. “My wife and I were married in Argentina, and I was out walking around one day in Buenos Aires,” says McLean, a racing journalist and fan with a long history in the sport. “We’d been to the racetrack the day before, and I was walking in the downtown of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. I turned a corner and saw a brass plaque on a building that said ‘Turf Club.’ Naturally, I walked right in. A gentleman came up and I told him I’m just interested in maybe taking a look. I showed him my Kentucky horse owner’s racing license, and it was like I’d showed him the key to the city. They rolled out the red carpet.”

– Bill Dolittle, Equine writer



  • State-of-the-Art Establishment for Thoroughbred Enthusiasts
  • Friendships, Dining and Entertainment
  • Onsite Pari-mutuel Wagering Conducted by Churchill Downs
  • Simulcasting Horse Racing and Sporting Events
  • Premium Lounge, Bourbon and Whisky Bar
  • Custom Humidor, Cigar Lounge and Private Cigar Lockers
  • Exclusive Dining and Premium Member Events
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Corporate Business and Event Space
  • Signature Catering and Professional Event Team
  • Personalized Concierge Service
  • Valet Parking at Signature Events
  • Bourbon Room Chats, Informative Educational Seminars Including:
    • Handicapping, thoroughbred Investments, Whisky, Wagering, Wine and Food Parings


Members-Only Society


Our private club features an amazing range of benefits & unique experiences for the thoroughbred enthusiast.