Churchill Downs Box Office Open For Tickets To Breeders' Cup, 'Downs After Dark', Fall Meet Events

Nov 05, 2010 John Asher

Fans hoping to purchase tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, “Downs After Dark” night racing and other Fall Meet events at Churchill Downs can do so in person as well as online.

The Churchill Downs Box Office at the historic track is now open for walk-up purchases on a regular Monday-through-Friday schedule and will be open daily throughout Breeders’ Cup Week, starting with the opening day of the Churchill Downs Fall Meet on Sunday, Oct. 31 and including both days of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6.

The on-track box office is located at Churchill Downs’ Gate 1 entrance off Central Avenue and adjacent to the Kentucky Derby Museum.

A limited number of reserved seat tickets remain for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships.  That seating is available for purchase by walk-up patrons at the on-track box office and can also be purchased around the clock through Churchill Downs’ online box office at

Other seating currently available at both the on-track and online Churchill Downs box offices include:

  • “Downs After Dark” dining on Millionaires Row;
  • Thanksgiving Weekend seating and dining (Thursday, Nov. 25-Sunday, Nov. 28);
  • Premium seating for all other Fall Meet racing days.

Regular hours of operation for the Churchill Downs on-track box office are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (all times Eastern).  The same hours will be in place daily from Sunday, Oct. 31 through Tuesday, Nov. 2. Starting Wednesday, Nov. 3, the on-track box office will open at 8 a.m. on each of the following four days – including the Breeders’ Cup dates of Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6.

This year’s Fall Meet at Churchill Downs will break with recent tradition as it will run through Sunday, Nov. 28.  In recent years the meet has concluded on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but an additional Sunday was added to this year’s schedule.

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