Derby and Oaks Works Open to Public



Between Saturday, Apr. 17 and Wednesday, Apr. 28, Churchill Downs will be open free-of-charge daily from 7-10 a.m. for fans to watch the GI Kentucky Derby and GI Kentucky Oaks contenders work.

Horses train on Churchill Downs' main track daily from 5:15-10 a.m. Beginning Saturday, April 17, there will be an exclusive training window only for Derby and Oaks participants from 7:30-7:45 a.m. following the 7-7:30 a.m. renovation break. Those horses will be identified by special saddle towels which include their names:  yellow saddle towels for Derby horses and pink saddle towels for Oaks contenders.

Churchill Downs will livestream the Kentucky Derby Morning Works presented by across its social media channels starting Monday, Apr. 19. Video also will be broadcast on Churchill Downs' Big Board.

Face coverings are required and guests must practice social distancing. Guests may bring in their own food and beverage during the morning workouts from Apr. 14-23. Food and beverage may not be brought into the facility between Apr. 24 and Apr. 28 because of Kentucky Derby Week security protocols, but Churchill Downs' new Paddock Grill will be open during that period to offer breakfast items for purchase.

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