The 139th runnings of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) are now wonderful
memories and Churchill Downs Racetrack is set to launch its post-Derby Spring Meet racing schedule on Thursday, May 9 with a 10-race program topped by a carryover of $303,033 in its $1 Super Hi-5 wager. There
are nine races on Thursday’s first post-Derby racing program with post
time for the first race scheduled for 12:45 p.m. (all times
There were no perfect tickets in the Super Hi-5 wager conducted on Saturday’s renewal of the Kentucky Derby won by Orb
, so the carryover pool of $303,033 will be offered on Thursday’s ninth race,
a one-mile turf race for $25,000 claiming fillies and mares ages three and up.
The Super Hi-5, a
$1 minimum wager, requires the bettor to correctly select the race’s top
five horses in the exact order of finish. If there are no perfect
tickets, the wagering pool will carry over to
Friday’s Super Hi-5 contest.
Post time for Thursday’s ninth race is scheduled for 4:59 p.m.
The second full week of the Spring Meet continues Friday with a twilight program highlighted by “The
City’s Best Happy Hour”,
a weekly Friday feature that offers drink specials, live music and food
from some of our city’s finest food trucks in the new Plaza from 4-7
“The City’s Best Happy Hour”
is scheduled every Friday through the end of the Spring Meet on June 30.
This Friday’s event features the music of Louisville favorites Thumper & the Plaid Rabbits and three great
food trucks: Booty’s Diner, Gyros Express and Louisville Dessert Truck.
Drink specials offered in the Plaza during those three hours include Bud/Bud Light for $2, Stella Artois for $3 and 14 Hands Blackberry Sangria for $4 (a regular $7 value).
Food trucks will be parked and serving on the Plaza from 3-7 p.m., and the drink specials will be offered from 4-7 p.m.
Post time for first race on this and each “Happy Hour” Friday of the Churchill Downs Spring Meet is 2:45 p.m.
first post-Derby weekend of spring racing is highlighted by the annual
Mothers’ Day celebration on Sunday and an 11-race Saturday
program highlighted by the $65,000 Unbridled Sidney, a five-furlong
overnight stakes for older fillies and mares on the Matt Winn Turf
Sunday’s Mothers’ Day at Churchill Downs will again welcome mothers and families to the track to celebrate the day, and also features the return of the popular Family Fun Days Presented by Kroger.
A limited number
of Mothers’ Day dining tickets remain available for purchase in the
Trophy Room, a venue located on the fifth floor of the Clubhouse that
has no direct view of the track. The Trophy Room
does offer access to the fifth floor balcony for outdoor viewing...
Day seating in Churchill Downs’ Trophy Room can be purchased by calling
(502) 636-4400 or by visiting Churchill Downs’ on-track
box office at Gate 1 off Central Avenue. Hours for the on-track box
office are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday-through-Friday.
The Family Fun Days
celebration has a new home on the Plaza Balcony, and featuring games,
crafts, and appearances by Churchill Charlie, along with other craft and
entertainment experiences throughout the Spring Meet.
Family Fun Day activities will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every
Sunday, and this week’s visitors will have an opportunity to make paper
flowers and a special Mothers’ Day card for Mom.