Breeders' Cup Contender Workouts

Free General Admission: 6:30 AM - 8:30 AM- All patrons must enter at the Paddock Gate.

Watch the Breeders' Cup World Championship contenders conduct morning workouts from the rail. All guests will be asked to exit the property at 8:30 AM.

Paddock Grille will be open from 6:30 AM- 8:30 AM.


Gates open at 6:30 AM

Trick or Treat at the Track- Gates Open 11:30 AM

Churchill Downs & Our Charitable Partners invites little ghouls and goblins to Trick-or-Treat at the Track during Family Adventure Day. Enjoy Halloween fun under the Twin Spires, a day of thrilling racing, and over 20 activities that kids under 12 can enjoy including:

  • Family activities run from 11:30 AM until the conclusion of last race
  • Trick-or-Treat from 2-5PM- (Free with Family Adventure Day ticket)*kids should bring their own bag to collect candy
  • Kids are encouraged to dress in costume; adults may as well but may not wear masks
  • Pumpkin Patch: Families are encouraged to pick out a pumpkin to take home for decorating
  • Stick Horse Races: Register for your chance to be selected as a contestant
  • Pumpkin bowling and decorating craft station
  • Meet & Greet: Superman, Moana, Captain America & Ariel 12:30 PM-3PM

iHeart Radio Costume Contest

  • Visit judging booths to have picture taken 11:30 AM- 4PM
  • Winner determined by Instagram Poll and announced at 4:30PM on Plaza Stage
  • 1st Place: 2 Electric Guitars
  • 2nd Place: 4 passes to Christmas Show Derby Dinner Playhouse
  • 3rd Place: Brunch for 4 at Stakes and Eggs

Tickets are just $8 when purchased online in advance, and include unlimited access to all kid-friendly activities. Tickets are $10 if purchased day of the event.

Families, don't miss out on the Family Four Pack which includes 4 Family Adventure Day tickets, 4 family meals from the concession stands within the Family Adventure Day area and 2 racing programs. Either purchase 4 for $44 General Admission tickets or 4 Box Seats for $59. Click Here to purchase Family Four Pack Tickets (day of the event, Four Pack Tickets are no longer available online but may be purchased at the box office).

Family Adventure Day activities will take place rain or shine.

Come enjoy a great day of racing including Stars of Tomorrow Stakes Races: The Rags to Riches Overnight and The Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion

Stakes & Eggs brunch served every Sunday in the Stakes Room. Learn More about the menu.