Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12am

April 26, 2014

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Gates Open First Post Admission
4:00 6:00 $10

Opening Night

4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Kentucky Derby week kicks off with style at Opening Night.  Witness the premier of the Mega Board and a brand new horse racing experience. Don’t miss the Big Board Debut at 8:00 PM!

Plus, a chance to win tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Oaks.  Be at Churchill Downs before 8:00 pm to enter.

General Admission: $10
Gates open at 4:00 p.m. First post is at 6:00 p.m.
Must be 18+ to enter (or accompanied by a responsible adult)
21+ to drink. (Always drink responsibly)

Entertainment will include: 
Gate 10 - DJ from 5:00-8:00
Gate 17 - DJ from 5:00-8:00
Mill 4 & 6 - DJ from 8:30-10:00
On Plaza Main Stage starting at 8:30 PM - The Louisville Crashers

Special Surprise Entertainment at 9:00 PM

Fashion Suggestions:
Females: Party/cocktail dresses and headwear. The signature accessory for this event is an evening headpiece a la fascinator, feathers, etc. We want ladies to have fun in sporting a “nighttime Derby look!”
Men: Sharp pants/shirt (tie optional); headwear recommended as well!


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