Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 12am

May 01, 2014

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Gates Open First Post Admission
11:00 12:45 $10

Thurby

Gates open at 11:00 a.m.

First Post 12:45 p.m.

Kick off your Derby weekend as we celebrate the trifecta of Kentucky Pride – great horse racing, bourbon and bluegrass and country music! 

Entertainment by The Hart Strings and Clayton Anderson.

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  • Dawn at the Downs

    7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

    Dawn at the Downs is a popular Louisville tradition giving visitors an opportunity to enjoy breakfast in Millionaires Row while watching the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts.  From Millionaires Row 4, a host will announce the horses on the track, discuss the contenders’ past performances and provide insight to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby races.  Morning workouts will show on the television monitors and the announcements will be heard throughout the track. The Dawn at the Downs buffet will be served from 7:00 AM through 8:30 AM.

    For reservations and information for seating in Millionaires Row 4, please call 502-636-4893 or 502-636-4892 for availability, or purchase tickets here.

    Dawn at the Downs will take place on Tuesday, April 29th; Wednesday, April 30th and Thursday, May 1st.

    Click Here to View the Dawn at the Downs Buffet Menu

    Reservations are not necessary and space is unlimited for Trackside Rail/First Floor Clubhouse and Sections 116-117.

  • Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois

    North Wing Lobby at the Kentucky Exposition Center

    7:00 pm – 11:30 p.m.

    The Taste of Derby celebrates and showcases cuisine of destinations along the Road to the Kentucky Derby, where masterful chefs from these cities serve samples of their signature dishes paired with exceptional wines.  The Taste of the Derby is an opportunity to mix and mingle with Thoroughbred horse racing celebrities and kick off the Kentucky Derby party with live entertainment. Taste of Derby presented by Stella Artois also raises funds and awareness for hunger relief organizations.

    Click here to purchase tickets to this year’s Taste of Derby.