139th Running of the Kentucky Derby May 4th
It is time for the "Run for the Roses" at the 139th Annual Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4th. Gates open at approximately 8:00 a.m. with the first race kicking up dirt at 10:30 a.m. The featured Derby will take place at 6:24 p.m., so be ready to ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2013 in Louisville Events
The 2013 Kentucky Derby: A Preview To Louisville's Hottest Annual Event
There is perhaps nothing that Louisville is more famous for than the Kentucky Derby. Once a year, horse racing fans from around the world gather at the historic Churchill Downs to witness what some call "the most exciting two minutes in sports." But ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 18, 2013 in Louisville Events
Family Fun Day at the Showtime Riding Academy
Kids and animals can be a great mix and this Saturday there’s an event that combines the two. June 16th is Showtime's Family Fun Day and they are inviting horse lovers from the area to come play some games, eat some great food and enjoy ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on June 12, 2012 in Louisville Events
138th Annual Running of the Kentucky Derby
After a year of anticipation for lovers of the sport of horse racing, the Kentucky Derby is finally here. This Saturday, May 5th the ladies and gents can put on their favorite hat and head on out to Churchill Downs for a day of thundering ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on May 3, 2012 in Louisville Events
Experience the Kentucky Derby
Ah, the Kentucky Derby!
Although history suggests the weather can be anything from icy cold and rainy to stunningly hot, Derby traditions remain the same.
If you are going to the Track (i.e. Churchill Downs) for the Kentucky Derby proper attire ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 27, 2011 in Louisville Events
The Kentucky Oaks Caps Off Oaks Day
Many in Louisville view the Kentucky Oaks as “their” day at the track. The big race Friday before the Kentucky Derby is usually not as laden with celebrities and out-of-towners as the Derby itself is. Still, one gets dressed up as ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 25, 2011 in Louisville Events
It's Derby Festival Time!
Louisville’s Derby Festival is a two-week celebration of a two-minute horse race.
It’s a time of fundraising galas, luncheons and dinners, fashion shows, road races, performances, golf tournaments, hot air balloons, an air show and ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on April 17, 2011 in Louisville Events
Breeder's Cup Returns to Churchill Downs
Although it’s not a consistent event for Louisville, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returned to Churchill Downs this year and will return again in 2011, on the first weekend of November.
While events – and weather – ...
Posted by Joe Hayden on November 6, 2010 in Louisville Events