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A trip to Churchill Downs for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to one of the world’s most legendary racetracks.

 

Gates Open and Post Times

(all times EDT)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Parking Gates Open at 9:00 A.M. EDT

Admission Gates Open at 10:00 A.M. EDT

Mutuel Windows Open at 12:15 P.M. EDT

Post Times:

12:55 P.M. EDT: Race 1

1:28 P.M. EDT: Race 2

2:02 P.M. EDT: Race 3

2:36 P.M. EDT: Race 4

2:45 P.M. EDT: Breeders' Cup Opening Ceremonies

3:21 P.M. EDT: Race 5 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

4:00 P.M. EDT: Race 6 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

4:40 P.M. EDT: Race 7 - $2,000,000 Tito's Handmade Vodka Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

5:22 P.M. EDT: Race 8 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

6:05 P.M. EDT: Race 9 - $2,000,000 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile

6:43 P.M. EDT: Race 10

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Parking Gates Open at 7:00 A.M. EDT

Admission Gates Open at 8:00 A.M. EDT

Mutuel Windows Open at 10:15 A.M. EDT

Post Times:

10:45 A.M. EDT: Race 1

11:15 A.M. EDT: Race 2

11:30 A.M. EDT: Breeders' Cup Opening Ceremonies

12:00 P.M. EDT: Race 3 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

12:38 P.M. EDT: Race 4 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

1:16 P.M. EDT: Race 5 - $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

2:04 P.M. EDT: Race 6 - $2,000,000 Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf

2:46 P.M. EDT: Race 7 - $2,000,000 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint

3:36 P.M. EDT: Race 8 - $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Mile

4:16 P.M. EDT: Race 9 - $2,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff

4:56 P.M. EDT: Race 10 - $4,000,000 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf

5:44 P.M. EDT: Race 11 - $6,000,000 Breeders' Cup Classic

6:22 P.M. EDT: Race 12

 

Read This Before You Head to the Track!

As you plan your trip to Louisville for Breeders' Cup weekend, be sure to review the list of permitted items and those that cannot be brought into the racing facility.

PERMITTED ITEMS ON BREEDERS’ CUP DAYS

• Purses 18”x18” and Backpacks (subject to search)*
• Baby/diaper bags – only if accompanied by a child (subject to search)
• Cameras – none equipped with detachable lenses or lenses of 6” or more **
• Binoculars
• Sunscreen (non-glass containers only)
• Small personal music systems, radios and televisions (no boom boxes) **
• Cellular phones, smartphones and tablets**
• Seat cushions smaller than 15"x15" that do not contain metal arms and/or backs
• Stadium blankets
• Strollers (ONLY if carrying a child)

 

*Limit of two bags per person
** Patrons could be required to turn on electronic items and there will be designated lane(s) within the security check point at each admission gate


BANNED ITEMS ON BREEDERS' CUP DAYS

Upon entrance, guests will be required to return such items to their vehicles or discard them. Churchill Downs will not be responsible for any items left near the entrances and such items may be thrown away.

• Aerosol Cans
• Alcoholic beverages of any kind
• Animals, except for service animals - must have appropriate vest designating their service animal status and certification
• Any items deemed dangerous and/or inappropriate
• Balloons
• Balls
• Banners and/or signs unless pre-approved
• Bottles
• Canopies
• Confetti
• Coolers
• Drones
• Folding Chairs
• Frisbees or any projectile items
• Illegal Substances
• Laptops
• Noise makers
• Outside Food or Beverages
• Poles or sticks of any size
• Pepper spray/Mace
• Scooters
• Selfie Sticks
• Skateboards
• Tents
• Umbrellas
• Weapons (including knives)

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