Break out your bow ties and get ready to sip Kentucky’s finest bourbon while you bet on the world’s greatest Thoroughbreds at this Saturday’s Downs After Dark: Bourbon, Bets and Bow Ties presented by Stella Artois and Woodford Reserve. The evening will feature contemporary yet timeless Southern style in everything from food and music to décor and local art and, of course, great live racing under the stars. Tickets start at $10 at

The evening's highlights include:

  • Live music on the Plaza stage
    • Wildwood from 9:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

    • Nora Jane & The Party Line from 7:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

    • Moonlight Peddlers from 5:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • Delicious specialty cocktails by Woodford Reserve, including the Woodford Reserve Thoroughbred and Woodford Reserve Bourbon Punch

  • Bow Tie Stations to help you master the art of the bow tie or choose a new addition for your wardrobe

  • Interactive exhibit Art for Ashes lets guests paint their own piece of a reclaimed bourbon barrel

  • Twelve local artists will create new works of art from reclaimed bourbon barrels live throughout the track in partnership with Louisville Visual Arts

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