Presented by Old Forester

Kentucky Derby week is one of the best times to experience live racing at Churchill Downs. Be a part of the excitement at Thurby, celebrating the best of Kentucky including culture, fare and racing. 

NEW - For the 2021 Thurby, all tickets  will include food and non-alcoholic beverages.   Click Here to Learn More.

Due to social distancing, General Admission will be sold as a first floor box seat or bleacher seating.

Limited General Admission tickets with no seat will be sold day of event for only $40 at the Ticket Office only.

For the 2021 Season due to Covid-19 restrictions, free General Admission for children on Thurby, Kentucky Oaks, and Kentucky Derby live racing days has been suspended.  

Event Highlights

  • A collaboration with musician and Kentucky native Ben Sollee including live performances from the Pagoda
  • 11 thrilling Thoroughbred races including Unbridled Sidney & Opening Verse Overnight Stakes
  • Sip and Eat Kentucky Inspired Cuisine
  • Trivia on the Big Board

For groups of 24+, please contact group sales at 502-636-4450 or fill out our Group Request Form

Due to social distancing, General Admission will be sold as a first floor box seat or bleacher seating.

Limited General Admission tickets with no seat will be sold day of event for only $40 at the Box Office only.

For the 2021 Season due to Covid-19 restrictions, free General Admission for children on Thurby, Kentucky Oaks, and Kentucky Derby live racing days has been suspended.