You can feel the buzz in the air as Kentucky Derby Day is quickly approaching. The staff here does a great job handling the busy crowds we get for the run for the roses. Here is some basic information on our schedule so you can be prepared for the big day.
The 134th running of the Kentucky Derby will be Saturday, May 3, 2008 from Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs post time is 11:00 a.m. Post time for the Kentucky Derby, which is race #10, will be 6:04 p.m.
Advance wagering on the Kentucky Derby will begin Thursday, May 1, 2008.
There will be no coupled entries or mutuel fields. All horses will run as separate betting interests with a maximum 20 horse field possible.
On Friday, May 2, (Kentucky Oaks Day) Sports Haven will open at 10:00 A.M. Churchill first post will be 11:00am.
Saturday, May 3, (Derby Day) we will also open at 10:00 A.M.
Wagering on the Derby Double will also be offered again this year. This wager involves a Daily Double on the Kentucky Oaks, (run Friday) and the Kentucky Derby. This wager will be run under normal daily double rules, and will be commingled with Churchill Downs. Wagering will open on Thursday, May 1 and will close at post time of the Kentucky Oaks, aprox. 5:45 on Friday, May 2.
If you have any questions, contact us at 203-946-3201