May 6, 2023
  • First Race: 1:30 PM
  • Gates Open: 10 AM

Kentucky Derby Day

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Kentucky Derby Day

May 6, 2023

Join us at the racetrack as it’s our Opening Day and we will be offering wagering on all the races from Churchill Downs including the Kentucky Derby.

Gates open 10 AM

Jockey intros 1 PM

First of 7 races 1:30 PM

Fabulous Hat contest closes 2:30 PM

Kentucky Derby 3:57 PM

Many Graded Stakes races on the undercard with the first race starting at 7:30 AM our time.

Dress up and wear a fancy Derby hat. The 149th Kentucky Derby has a post time of 3:57 PM.

Emerald Downs $1,000 Fabulous Hat & Best Dressed Contest

Official Rules

1. All fans attending the races on Saturday may enter. No purchase necessary to enter contest.

2. Employees of Emerald Downs Racing LLC are ineligible.

3. Fans may enter the contest at the designated table near WA Racing Hall of Fame on track level starting at 11:30 AM.

4. Deadline for entry 2:30 PM.

5. Each participant must complete an entry form and have their picture taken. Pictures for this promotion may be used on the Emerald Downs Facebook Page, website and other social media platforms.

6. A panel of judges will review all the photos and select winners in the following categories

  • Best Dressed Gentleman
  • Best Dressed Lady
  • Best Dressed Girl (ages 14 and under)
  • Best Dressed Boy (ages 14 and under)
  • Best Handmade Hat
  • Best Horse-themed Hat
  • Best Dressed Couple
  • Judge’s Pick (3 Winners)

Each winner will receive $100 in cash


May 6, 2023
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