“Dawn at the Downs,”
the popular Louisville tradition that gives visitors an opportunity to
enjoy breakfast in Millionaires Row while watching Kentucky Derby and
Oaks contenders during morning workouts, returns to Churchill Downs on
Tuesday, April 30 through Thursday, May 2.
Award-winning horse racing columnist Gary West
will describe the on-track activity by the Oaks and Derby contenders
from Millionaires Row 4 and discuss the contenders’ past performances
and provide invaluable insight
to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks races. Morning workouts also
will be shown on television monitors and the commentary will be heard
throughout the facility.
Reserved seats in Millionaires Row
4 & 6 and the Matt Winn Dining Room, which include breakfast, are
$35 for adults and $22 for children age 4-12 (children age 3 and under are admitted free). The dining spaces afford
the best views at the track with a four-tier balcony that overlooks the legendary Churchill Downs homestretch and finish line.
The Dawn at the Downs breakfast
buffet will be served from 7-8:45 a.m. and will include scrambled eggs;
hickory smoked bacon; breakfast sausage; Kentucky country ham and grits;
skillet breakfast potato casserole; buttermilk
biscuits and gravy; seasonal fruit; assorted breakfast breads; and
coffee, tea, juice and milk.
Reserved tickets are available by visiting Churchill Downs’ official online box office at www.KentuckyDerby.com/Tickets
or by calling
Those looking for a more casual Dawn
at the Downs experience are invited to view the morning workouts from
the Trackside Rail and Sections 116-117 free of charge. Breakfast items
will be available for purchase at the Paddock
Parking lots for Dawn at the Downs
will open at 6:30 a.m. with Gates 10 and 17 open for admission at 6:45
a.m. Morning workouts at Churchill Downs are conducted between 6-10 a.m.
with an 8 a.m. renovation break, but there
is an 8:30-8:45 a.m. window exclusive to Kentucky Derby and Kentucky