Today Churchill Downs will have its only “Downs After Dark” program of the fall meet where racing fans can watch live racing under the lights. Churchill Downs began night racing in 2009 with the use of a temporary light system but have since installed permanent lights.
Today’s theme honors 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. Fans are encouraged to wear animal print for the specially-themed evening. In addition to honoring Animal Kingdom, Churchill Downs is also unveiling the new Millionaires Lounge located on Millionaires Row 6. The Lounge will feature three Unique Tastings including Woodford Reserve ‘Master’s Collection’ Aged Rye and Chambord Vodka paired up with food selections.
Live entertainment will feature an acoustic performance by duo Josh and Holly, music by DJ Prism & Fro and a performance by Burning Las Vegas at 8 pm. First post is at 4:30 pm with the last race starting at 9:36 pm. General admission is $10 while Millionaires Lounge admission is $40.