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Churchill Downs Announces Six 2014 Downs After Dark Racing Dates
The Fourth Annual White Party fashions the Stephen Foster Handicap
into a night of casual elegance and entertainment
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 14, 2014) – The excitement of night racing returns to Churchill Downs on Saturday, June 14, at 6:00 pm, as the iconic racetrack hosts the Fourth Annual Downs After Dark White Party, the first of six Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka events scheduled for this summer and fall. The remaining five Downs After Dark events will take place on Friday evenings, June 20 and 27, September 5 and 19, and November 14.
Headlining an impressive Downs After Dark racing program is the 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I), as well as three other notable stakes races, including the $175,000-added Fleur de Lis Handicap (GII), $100,000-added Matt Winn (GIII), and the $100,000-added Regret (GIII). The gates will open at 4:00 pm and the first race is at 6:00 pm. The last race is scheduled for 11:10 pm, with the party festivities continuing on the Plaza until midnight.
Sponsored by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka, the Downs After Dark White Party is one of most popular social events of the year featuring live entertainment, culinary delights, specialty cocktails, and a club atmosphere in various white-themed venues throughout the racetrack. In addition to live racing, entertainment includes local DJs at locations throughout the track and performances by SVET the Violinist on the Plaza Stage. All guests are encouraged to dress for the occasion by wearing their best summer whites; with fashionable heels and hats for the ladies and summer jackets for the men always in style.
WHO: General public, racing fans
WHAT: Downs After Dark Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka
Fourth Annual White Party
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 4:00 pm Gate Open, 6:00 pm First Post
WHERE: Churchill Downs Racetrack
WHY: Experience live Thoroughbred racing under the lights.
COST: Starting at $10 general admission.