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Opening Event

Country, Culture, Cuisine
Monday, July 26
6 pm - midnight

The spirit of Kentucky is on parade tonight!  Wynonna Judd, Loretta Lynn and Patty Loveless—three great champions of country music—star in our private concert on the shores of the Ohio.  You’ll enjoy a delicious Southern dinner beforehand and stroll through a Kentucky Crafts Village featuring traditional Kentucky arts and crafts. Visit the memorial to one of Kentucky’s most famous natives—Abraham Lincoln—whose inspiration for the Emancipation Proclamation came from these shores--and talk with the sculptor who created it.  Warm up for the concert by visiting the Steamer Belle of Louisville, a national historic monument, for dancing and socializing. A night of legends, a night to remember.

Social Events

Churchill Downs
Southern charm and hospitality are the essence of Kentucky, where champions become legends. You’ll experience the best of Kentucky at two social events that will put you in the Winner’s Circle of fun.

Closing Event

Race to the Finish Line
Wednesday, July 28
6 pm - 10 pm

Experience the magic of Churchill Downs, the host of “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” You’ll wander the paddock area where the horses, jockeys and trainers will be on hand.

You’ll dine in Millionaire’s Row and taste some of Kentucky’s Master Bourbon Distillers’ best offerings.  Have your picture taken under the historic twin spires. 

The highlight of the evening will be live racing exclusively for our guests.  You can bet on the race with your $100 voucher and the person who parlays it into the largest winnings will win a 2011 Derby Box It’s a night of champions!

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