150th Kentucky Derby
May 4th, 2024
May 4

Kentucky Derby Day at Sam Houston Race Park

Advance Wagering will be available on Friday for Saturday’s entire Churchill Downs card.

Admission fees will start at 9:30 a.m.

Mint Juleps and commemorative Kentucky Derby Glasses available throughout Sam Houston

First Sam Houston Quarter Horse Race at 10:30a.m.

Kentucky Derby Weekend Information:

More Info To Come!


Hat Contest

  • 1st place - $500
  • 2nd place - Winner’s Circle Restaurant Certificate for 4
  • 3rd place - Winner’s Circle Restaurant Certificate for 2

​​​​​​Must be 18+ to participate

Judging Based On Creativity, Craftsmanship & Derby Glamor

Registration – 1pm – 3pm Located outside Security on South Paddock Level


Programs and Racing Forms 

Friday's Program & Racing Form will be available by 2:00 pm on Thursday.

Saturday's Program & Racing Form will be available by 2:00 pm on Friday.


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Event Times

  • Gates: 8:00am
    Live Racing: 10:30 AM

Ticket Prices

General Admission: $5
Children 5 and Under FREE

Additional Seating Options:

Reserved Counter Seat: $5

Finish Line Boxes: 

3 Person Box: $15

4 Person Box: $20

5 Person Box: $25

Winner’s Circle Restaurant Experience Chophouse Style Buffet Includes Admission: $34.99

Includes: Admission, Buffet (Tax & Gratuity) and Non-Alcoholic Beverage

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Pre-purchase options are available prior to 12pm the day before for all admissions, counter seats, and box seats. Please call our reservation specialists at 281-807-8760 for additional details.

Luxury Suites - Suite Level 3rd Floor

With an amazing view of the track, the suite level offers the opportunity to make a lasting impression with your customers, friends, and colleagues.

Check here for More Info or call 281-807-8750.