Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs

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Event Info

A big day is planned for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.

No Live Racing

7 AM – Gates Open (5th Floor Opens)

  • Free Admission & Free Parking
  • Free Churchill Downs Program

  • 7:30 AM – First race from Churchill Downs
  • 11 AM – Floors 2 & 3 open
  • 11:30 AM – Derby Party on Track Level begins
  • DJ Music between races on track level near the Winner’s Circle
  • All concessions and bars open (Mint Juleps available)
  • Hat Contest. Winners announced at 3:30 PM


3:57 PM – Kentucky Derby Post Time

5:30 PM – Final race from Churchill Downs. Party on track level concludes. Floors 2 & 3 close.