Kentucky Derby Experience: Things to Remember

All ready for your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby experience? Here are a few things to keep in mind before heading to Churchill Downs.
Gates open at 8 a.m. with the post time for the first race at 10:30 a.m. Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:45 p.m., and the post time for the Kentucky derby is 6:24 p.m.
Guests with reserved clubhouse seats enter at Gate 10 or Gate 17.
Turf Suite patrons can catch a shuttle to their suite in the Longfield Parking Lot located inside Gate 10.
General Admission guests can enter via any gate.
For infield access, use Gate 1 or Gate 3.
Guests with reserved grandstand seats, including bleacher seats, should enter at Gate 1.
*Gates 1 and 3 are the only gates where blankets and tarpaulins are permitted, while chairs must be brought through Gate 3.
All bags are subject to search, and all patrons are subject to a magnetic wand scan. Click here for what you can and cannot bring.