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The 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby May 3rd

Race enthusiasts, get ready to place your bets at the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3rd! Gates open at 8:00 a.m. and tickets are on sale for $54, both at the box office, located at 700 Central Avenue, and online. The official Kentucky Derby begins at 5:00 p.m., but there will be plenty of exciting races leading up to it throughout the morning and afternoon. Food, drinks and cocktails will be available at concession stands throughout the day.

140th Kentucky Derby

Louisville’s most anticipated event of the year has arrived and the 140th Kentucky Derby contenders will be: California Chrome, Vicar’s in Trouble, Dance with Fate, Wicked Strong, Samraat, Danza, Hoppertunity, Intense Holiday, Wildcat Red, We Miss Artie, Chitu, Tapiture, Ring Weekend, General A Rod, Medal Count, Candy Boy, Uncle Sigh, Viceremos, Harry’s Holiday, Commanding Curve, Pablo Del Monte, Bayern, Social Inclusion, Big Bazinga and Strong Mandate (subject to change up to race time).

For those that love the races but don’t want to venture out with the crowds, official coverage will be provided by NBC starting at 11:00 a.m.

Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts flock to Louisville to witness the 140th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. This legendary event takes place this Saturday with the feature race at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are available now starting at $54 and special Derby parking rules are in effect during the event.

Saddle up and get to Churchill Downs Saturday! The Kentucky Derby is one horse racing tradition that you won’t want to miss!

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