General Manager David Amend says that the restaurant’s history “is steeped in family tradition,” and of course, its original owner was a long-time aficionado of the sport of horse racing. “Understanding that the average person would never walk the halls of Churchill Downs, or hear the roar of the crowd at The Belmont Stakes, his dream was to bring the allure and prestige of horse racing to the local Myrtle Beach populace,” explains Amend about the restaurant’s original owner.
The building that houses the restaurant intentionally bears a striking resemblance to Kentucky Downs’s famous racetrack. Inside, guests can relax in the elegant and welcoming atmosphere of dark cherry and mahogany woods and pull up a large, plush high-backed chair next to any of the three fireplaces. The sounds of jazz permeate every corner of the dining room, recreating the smooth yet exciting and playful mood of the race track. The walls are covered with original works depicting some of the most famous equine champions throughout history. To complete the ambiance, soft candlelight flickers against the white linens of the dinner tables.