The Kentucky Derby 2017

Watch, Wager & Win

Saturday, May 6

Off-Track Betting

Wager & Watch:

  • Watch the race live from Churchill Downs in the OTB Room, Tribal Room or on the 20-foot screen in the Northern Lights Theater
  • Off-Track Betting Room opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • The Northern Lights Theater opens at 9 a.m.
  • Tribal Room opens at Noon
  • Advance wagering begins Friday, May 5

Derby Festivities

Hat Contest:

Show off your best Derby hat and win $50–$300!

  • 10 a.m.–3 p.m., register at Skywalk Coat Check
  • 3:15 p.m., meet in The Northern Lights Theater
  • 3:30 p.m., judging starts1st place: $300
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $100
  • 4th place: $75
  • 5–10th places: $50 each

Download the Official Rules 


Glass Giveaway:

  • 10 a.m. at Skywalk Coat Check
  • Includes $5 Food & Beverage Credit!

Download the Official Rules 


CASINO-WIDE DERBY DRINK SPECIAL

Relax and watch your winner with a cool mint julep featuring Old Forester® bourbon or 1800® tequila, only $6