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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

For the Total Racing Fan....


Derby Weekday Racing Highlights

OPENING NIGHT: It's night racing at Churchill Downs! Gates open at 5:00. First race is at 6:00. General admission is $10.00, reserved Seating is $20.00, and reserved dining is $70.00

DAWN AT THE DOWNS: Get breakfast on Millionaire’s Row and watch  Derby contenders train while award-winning horse racing writer Gary West provides expert insights. It's 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY RACING: Live racing with first post at 12:45 p.m.

THURBY: The official start of Derby weekend. First post at 12:45 p.m. Thurby features:

--The Thurby Classic: a text-to-enter contest that matches contestants with a horse running in the 10th race. The contestant with the winning horse wins a six-person box at this year’s Derby and Oaks days.

--Live bourbon cocktail demonstrations by Old Forester Master Bourbon Specialist Jacki Zykan & local bartenders.

--Live music on the Plaza Stage by locals Dean Heckel and Thirty Spokes.

--National anthem performance by Kentucky native Marlena VanHoose.

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