Kentucky Derby Day at Emerald Downs

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Event Info

It’s a tradition! Dress up and wear a hat. It’s Derby Day! Free admission to anyone wearing a decorative Kentucky Derby hat.

Kentucky Derby Day is presented by Woodford Reserve.

Join for the 145th Run for the Roses and pick the winner!  It’s the The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports! The race starts at 3:40 PM.

Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day by dressing the part. Check in at our table from 12:30 to 2:30 PM on Track Level to enter the Fabulous Hat Contest.

Kentucky Derby Truly Fabulous Hat Contest Categories

  • Dapper Dan – Best Dressed Gentleman
  • Too Hot to Trot – Best Dressed Lady
  • Colt or Filly – Best Dressed Boy or Girl
  • Hat-a-Tude – Best Handmade/Upcycled Hat
  • Daily Double – Best Dressed Couple
  • Ride ‘Em – Best Racing Theme Hat

Each of the winners will receive a $50 Emerald Downs Gift Card and they’ll be announced in the Redhook Winner’s Circle.

First Race 2 PM • $9 admission • 17 and under always free

Purchase tickets/seats

The Kentucky Derby Day buffet is available on the 5th floor. Cal 253-288-7711 for reservations.

The Herding Cats will be up on the fifth floor starting at 8 PM. Free show, 21 and over.