One of our guests favorite decades long Kentucky Derby Week traditions is back!
Join us for the opportunity to see the Kentucky Derby and Oaks contenders train for the big races, while listening to expert commentary. A VIP experience, at no cost! A favorite for decades, guests can watch the Thoroughbreds train while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast in the Stakes Room or Millionaires Row. Gates open at 7 a.m. and there is an exclusive training window only for Derby (yellow saddle towels) and Oaks (pink saddle towels) participants from 7:30-7:45 a.m. Training continues for all other horses until 10 a.m., notwithstanding renovation breaks from 7-7:30 a.m. and 8:30-9 a.m.
Dawn at the Downs Dining is available for purchase, only on April 30 and May 1.
Please note, the Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks horses do not train for the entire length of the event, but as the event nears we will post their workout times here for you to schedule your day accordingly.
Churchill Downs is open for tours and simulcasting on Apr 27, 2023.