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May 5

Kentucky Derby Day

Watch and wager on the Kentucky Derby Card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY and on live Quarter Horse racing at Sam Houston Race Park!  You can also participate in our annual Derby Hat Contest!


Advanced Wagering on Saturday's Churchill Downs Card will be available all day on Friday, May 4th,

Early Bird Wagering will be available from the Valet Circle at the South Entrance of the Grandstand on both Friday, May 4th and Saturday, May 5th from 7:30am until Gates Open


First race from Churchill Downs is at  9:30am! The 144th Kentucky Derby is race 12 at 5:50pm.

Live Quarter Horse Racing first post at 1:00pm!


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Event Times

  • Gates: Gates Open at 9am
    Live Racing: 1:00 PM

Ticket Prices

Premium General Admission: $10

Children 12 and Under: $5

Seniors 62 and Over: $5


Simulcast Schedule from Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby Day 2018

Race 1 9:30am 
Race 2 10:01am 
Race 3 10:31am 
Race 4 11:03pm 
Race 5 11:35pm 
Race 6 12:13pm 
Race 7 12:55pm 
Race 8 1:45pm 
Race 9 2:37pm 
Race 10 3:28pm 
Race 11 4:25pm (Old Forester Turf Classic)
Race 12 5:50pm (Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve)
Race 13 6:50pm 
Race 14 7:20PM 

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