May 7
  • First Race: 7:30 AM
  • Gates Open: 7 AM

Kentucky Derby Day

Free admission
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Kentucky Derby Day

May 7

A big day is planned for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.

No Live Racing

7 AM – 5th Floor Opens

  • Free Admission & Free Parking
  • Free Churchill Downs Program
  • 7:30 AM – First race from Churchill Downs
  • 11 AM – Floors 2 & 3 open
  • 11:30 AM – Derby Party on Track Level begins
  • DJ Music between races on track level near the Winner’s Circle
  • All concessions and bars open (Mint Juleps available)
  • Enter the “Fabulous Hat” Contest beginning at 12:30 PM. Winners announced at 3:30 PM

Race 5 – $500,000 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile S., 1 Mile (Turf), 9:36 AM
Race 7 – $500,000 Pat Day Mile S., 1 M, 10:56 AM
Race 8 – $750,000 Derby City Distaff S., 7 F, 11:48 AM
Race 9 – $500,000 American Turf S. , 1 1/16 M (Turf), 12:40 PM
Race 10 – $750,000 Churchill Downs S.,  7 F, 1:31 PM
Race 11 – $1,000,000 Turf Classic S., 1 1/8 M (Turf), 2:27 PM
Race 12 – $3,000,000 Kentucky Derby, 1 1/4 M, 3:57 PM

5:30 PM – Final race from Churchill Downs. Party on track level concludes. Floors 2 & 3 close.

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