The Kentucky Derby website had to run a race of its own to handle the volume of visitors on race day.


  • Each year, the website experiences a huge spike in traffic in the hours before and after the race. Churchill Downs (CDI) needed to test the site to evaluate new content caching strategies and guarantee the site’s performance under the load


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  • The team identified and corrected several internal performance issues and tuned the caching configuration to deliver optimal performance
  • Churchill downs has used SOASTA CloudTest before every Derby Day since 2010 to ensure the site is ready
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Eric Earthly Senior Director of Web Properties Churchill Downs, Inc.

"Having the confidence that our website will perform is essential, and the only way we know how to do this is to performance test with CloudTest."

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