(The Cigar Bar is looking good.)

Editor’s Note:

There are not many days that go by that I don’t spend a little bit of time at what soon will be the home of “The Louisville Thoroughbred Society.”

We are rolling along like a Derby contender going into the final turn at the famed Churchill Downs.

It won’t be long now.

Not long until KY Derby 2020.

Not long until “Thunder.”

Not long until Derby Festival.

And, we want to be a part of the 146th running of the world’s most famous, most prestigious, most glorious race and all of the festivities that surround it.

If all things go well, we are planning on being open. And, ready for business.

On Monday, the LTS Board met with a host of finalists for our first General Manager’s position. Soon, we will be making an announcement and an introduction.


On Tuesday, a group of LTS Founders met at the building and did a walk-through. By the time afternoon hit, painters were rolling on the first layers of new primer and finished paint.


On Tuesday afternoon, we took a tour of the bar areas and examined our tile installation.


And, on Tuesday, we watched as a new staircase at the entrance was being framed up; we watched as workers continued to frame up the second and final layer of the attached parking garage; we saw crews in the basement pouring and leveling new concrete.


Without a doubt, these are exciting times for us at the LTS.

We are coming.

Coming soon.

Jump on board for the most thrilling two months in racing — leading up to the most exciting two minutes in all of Sports.

Take a look at the photos below.

(Tiles are down in the bathrooms, and facilities are nearly done)

(Prep kitchen is just waiting on equipment, new tile floor and the ceiling panels to be dropped in. Check.)


(The tile flooring in front of the main bar is going down. Work on the bar begins this week.)

(Smoked mirrors have been installed and the cabinetry around the historic Cigar Bar is going up. Riding crops from some of the world’s most noted jockeys will hang in-between the glass works and on the columns. Almost done here.)

(Tile in front of the Cigar Bar has gone down. The Old, Speakeasy, Prohibition-style is starting to look and feel just right.)

(New concrete floor was poured in the basement on Tuesday, Jan. 14. This is where the electrical work and all the plumbing for the building comes in, and goes out. Smooth as silk.)

(Stop by 209 East Main Street and take a peek in the windows. A new staircase is going in. We stole a look on Tuesday.)