Horse Racing History at Wagner’s Pharmacy in Louisville

 

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Wagner’s Pharmacy in Louisville, Kentucky has been a favorite of locals and out-of-towners since 1922. Wagner’s Pharmacy becomes an even more popular meeting spot for all walks of life during horse racing season.

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This dining gem has grown in popularity due to it’s close location to Churchill Downs and national exposure from media outlets. Reporters and racing writers have enjoyed meals and cups of coffee at this spot for years during the weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

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The walls inside Wagner’s Pharmacy tell a story of horse racing admiration and of a close connection to the racing industry.

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The waitstaff at Wagner’s Pharmacy serves up southern hospitality along with great comfort food. You could tell that many of the customers during our visit had been regulars for years.

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I opted for the classic southern comfort food of biscuits and gravy.

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My boys ordered pancakes that were huge!

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My husband opted for the omelette.  the food and hospitality was so tasty and made you feel right at home.

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After your meal you can check out the pharmacy located in the back.

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On our way out our waitress gave each of my boys a horseshoe. She said that someone at the track drops them off pretty often to give away.

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Our visit to Wagner’s Pharmacy was the perfect way to begin our adventure in learning about horse racing in Louisville.

 

You can find out more about Wagner’s Pharmacy from their website.

 

Wagner’s Pharmacy is located at 3113 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40214.

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