Tuesday, April 28th - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

La Croix logoWatch the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts while enjoying a delicious buffet breakfast.

Dawn at the Downs is a popular tradition for both Louisvillians and visitors, giving Kentucky Derby fans the opportunity to see the contenders train for the big race, while listening to expert commentary.  Listen as the horses are announced on the track, and evaluated on their workouts, discussion on their past performances, and provide insight to the Kentucky Derby & Oaks races.

For groups of 24+, please call group sales at 502-636-4450.

Tickets for this event will go on sale in December 2019.

Box Office Hours:

  • Clubhouse Gate and Paddock Box Office will open at 6AM
  • Gates open at 6:30AM


  • Guests with Dawn at the Downs tickets will be directed to park in the Turquoise to and through the Clubhouse Gate.  All guests will have a parking ticket to place on their dashboard.
  • Any vehicles without reserved parking for the race day will be required to leave the lot by 9:30AM
  • Guests with reserved parking hang tags or placards will be allowed to park in their designated lots.