The Kentucky Derby

Triple Crown Races in Milwaukee

Saturday, May 4: Watch, Wager & Win

Save the date! The next Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 2, 2020.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Derby day 2019 was another runaway success! If you missed the party, don’t worry. Get all caught up with the 2019 Kentucky Derby race results, payouts and more.

New to the Derby? Since 1875, The Kentucky Derby has been one of the gems in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, a thrilling race and cultural event that cannot be missed. Learn more about the Kentucky Derby.

Check out our top five horses of the 145th Kentucky Derby.

Wager & Watch

  • Watch the 145th Kentucky Derby 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 3

Kentucky Derby 2019 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 starts
    • 1st place: $300
    • 2nd place: $200
    • 3rd place: $100
    • 4th place: $75
    • 5–10th places: $50 each

Download the Official Rules 

Glass Giveaway:

  • Score a commemorative mint julep glass
    10 a.m. at Skywalk Coat Check
  • Includes $5 Food & Beverage Credit!

Download the Official Rules 

While supplies last. Must be a Fire Keeper’s Club® member, show photo ID and OTB mutuel ticket to receive glass and Food & Beverage credit. Valid May 4, 2019 only.

Casino-Wide Derby Drink Special

Kick back and watch your 145th Kentucky Derby winner with a cool mint julep featuring either Casamigos® Blanco tequila or Jim Beam® bourbon, only $6.