Ladies Day at the Races, sponsored by Calospa, is an annual fundraiser held at Churchill Downs! All proceeds benefit the Backside Learning Center, a non-profit educational facility serving the needs of the people who live and work on the backside.
Early admission will begin at 11:30 am. All early attendees must come in through Gate 10. If you arrive at 12pm or after you should also enter through Gate 10 unless you have special access credentials with Churchill Downs.
Registration tables will be outside the event room on the 6th floor.
12:00 p.m. – Gates Open/ Buffet Lunch and Silent Auction open
12:30 p.m. – Welcome, Presentation of City Proclamation with Mayor Greg Fisher
1:00 p.m. -Race1; followed by Fashion Show (Part 1)
1:30 p.m. -Race 2; followed by Fashion Show (Part 2)
2:00 p.m. -Race 3; followed by Fashion Show (Part 3)
2:30 p.m. -Race 4; wine pull opens
3:00 p.m.- Race 5
3:30 p.m. -Race 6
Auction closes; followed by Fund-A-Need
4:00 p.m. – Race 7
Auction check-out opens
4:30 p.m. -Race 8 (Trophy Presentation)
5:00 p.m. -Race 9
5:30 p.m. -Race 10 (Last Race)
Free parking is available in the Gate 10 parking lot. There will be escorts there starting from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm to help guests find their way to the entrance. Guests should enter through the gate on the right of the turnstiles at Gate 10.
Enjoy time with friends and family at the 9th annual Ladies Day at the Races all while supporting a worthy cause!
The Backside Learning Center supports equine workers and their families in the pursuit of their personal and professional dreams. They do this by providing educational opportunities, assistance in navigating and accessing local resources, and by creating community. In a caring and respectful setting, the workers and families develop their skills and knowledge with classes, tutoring, and direct assistance tailored to their needs.
*Featured image courtesy of Backside Learning Center’s Ladies Day at the Races Facebook Page.