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Breeders’ Cup Festival 5th Grade S.T.E.M. Learning Experience at Churchill Downs

Oct 15
October 15 - October 16

The Breeders’ Cup Festival is proud to work in coordination with the Kentucky Derby Museum to create a fun and memorable field trip experience at Churchill Downs for area Fifth Graders.
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Equestricon Fashion at the Races Brunch

Oct 28
October 28 • 10:00am - 1:00pm

Join Equestricon® and Bri Mott of Fashion at the Races for a fashion-themed brunch at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Guests are invited to sip mimosas and enjoy a full brunch buffet while they shop the latest trends in millinery and race day wear from nationally-renowned milliners and brands.
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Trick-or-Treat at the Track

Oct 28
October 28 • 11:30am - 5:00pm

Churchill Downs is pleased to invite little ghouls and goblins to Trick-or-Treat at the Track during Family Adventure Day. Enjoy Halloween fun under the Twin Spires, a day of thrilling racing, and over 20 activities that kids under 12 can enjoy.
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Jackolantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Event

Oct 28
October 28 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until Nov 4, 2018

A “must do” event for the whole family! Join us to see jaw-dropping displays of jack-o-lanterns transformed into works of art in the tranquil setting of historic Iroquois Park. A one-of-a-kind experience combining artistry and pure fall fun with more than 5,000 professionally carved jack-o-lanterns, including more than 100 intricate masterpieces.
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EQCON Kickoff at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen

Oct 28
October 28 • 7:30pm - 11:30pm

Join other Equestricon® attendees and get ready for a fun Breeders’ Cup Week at Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen EQ Kickoff! Free appetizers and discounted drinks offered to Equestricon® passholders and Louisville Marriott Downtown guests.
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Justify Triple Crown Winner

Breeders’ Cup Festival Pop Up Gallery

Oct 29
October 29 - November 4

The official Justify Triple Crown Art Collection will be featured among an array of racing memorabilia and collectibles from Kay Aaron Classics. Come check it out and, perhaps, find a keepsake!
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Equestricon®

Oct 29
October 29 - October 30

The Breeders’ Cup is proud to partner with Equestricon® as a premier event for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Festival. Equestricon® is a first and only of its kind premier horse racing lifestyle event designed to celebrate the sport of racing with its fans.
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Horse Race at Churchill Downs

Exclusive Breeders’ Cup VIP Tour

Oct 29
October 29 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until Oct 31, 2018

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to unveil its two new exhibition galleries highlighting industry icons D. Wayne Lukas and Bill Shoemaker.
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2018 Equestricon Festival Poster

Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Draw

Oct 29
October 29 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Come join the excitement, drama, and celebration of the Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw at Equestricon!
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Insider Pass

The Equestricon Breeders’ Cup Festival Insider Pass

Oct 30
October 30 - November 3

Equestricon ® is proud to partner with Breeders’ Cup to offer an exclusive experience for guests traveling in early for the World Championships. Many of the events listed below are only available through the connections of participating horses and their guests and are not available for sale to the public. We’re thrilled to offer this unique opportunity to experience Breeders’ Cup week as an “Insider”!
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Spires at Churchill Downs

The 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Oct 30
October 30 - November 1

Join us for the 2018 Thoroughbred Owner Conference! This innovative and entertaining conference is focused on Thoroughbred ownership with panel discussions from industry experts, social events, and networking opportunities.
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St James Court in the Fall

Historic Old Louisville Walking Tour – Breeders’ Cup Edition

Oct 30
October 30 • 11:00am - 1:30pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until Nov 1, 2018

Take a walking tour of Historic Old Louisville and see the mansions of Samuel Culbertson, one of the influential early presidents of Churchill Downs, and legendary Bourbon Kings, Samuel Grabfelder, Herman Beckurts, and JTS Brown.
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Team Justify Autograph Signing and Meet/Greet

Oct 30
October 30 • 11:00am - 1:00pm

Meet and get autographs from the team that made history when JUSTIFY won the 2018 Triple Crown, including Mike Smith*, Bob Baffert* and the owners of WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing, and others*.
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WFPK Presents “Off To The Races” with Jukebox The Ghost

Oct 30
October 30 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Join us as we celebrate Equestricon 2018 for a live concert at Mercury Ballroom with growing cult favorite Jukebox The Ghost! This three-piece power pop band traces its foundation back to the Bluegrass State, covering their newest material from their latest album, Off To The Races.
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Topgolf Crush at Cardinal Stadium Presented by PNC Bank

Oct 31
October 31 - November 10

The Breeders’ Cup Festival is proud to partner with Topgolf Crush! Topgolf is bringing its iconic experience to Louisville and Cardinal Stadium will play host to this truly special event as we light up the night with massive glowing targets on the field, private bays for group events, and Toptracer technology tracking every single shot with replays and stats.
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Mimosas & Millinery Fascinator Workshop

Oct 31
October 31 • 9:00am - 1:00pm

Join San Diego milliner Diana Cavagnaro on Wednesday, October 31 for a fun morning of mimosas and millinery! You will have the opportunity to craft a one-of-a-kind fascinator, suited to your style, all while enjoying champagne and good company.
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Equestricon® at the Track

Oct 31
October 31 • 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Breeders’ Cup Festival week activities continue with Equestricon at historic Churchill Downs. Enjoy a beautiful day of Fall racing in the company of Twinspires and Brisnet guest handicappers and other special guests.
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Lukas Crop

Breeders’ Cup Sports & Racing Excellence Award Presentation and a Grand Exhibit Reveal

Oct 31
October 31 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to invite you to join them for a cocktail reception with industry icon D. Wayne Lukas as the Museum unveils its brand-new wing and pays tribute to the Hall of Fame trainer for his legendary impact on the sport of Thoroughbred racing!
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The 59th National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner

Oct 31
October 31 • 6:30pm - 11:30pm

Please join us for the 59th National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Awards Dinner. This annual reception of North American media covering the World Championships will honor standouts of the Thoroughbred racing industry throughout the evening.
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Bourbon Country Tour with Mint Julep Experiences

Nov 01
November 1 - November 4

Travel through Bourbon Country as you visit two Kentucky bourbon distilleries for guided tours and tastings on this special Breeders’ Cup weekend tour!
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Horse Country Tour with Mint Julep Experiences

Nov 01
November 1
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One event on Nov 4, 2018 at 12:00am

Immerse yourself in Kentucky’s iconic scenery and enjoy visits to two of the Bluegrass State’s picturesque horse farms in one all-inclusive experience.
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Kentucky Horse Farm Tour

Best of Kentucky Tour with Mint Julep Experiences

Nov 01
November 1
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One event on Nov 4, 2018 at 12:00am

Surround yourself in Kentucky’s iconic landscapes and enjoy two of the Bluegrass State’s most intriguing industries (bourbon and horses) in one all-inclusive experience.
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Bourbon Rocks & Ruins Elevated Experience from Mint Julep Experiences

Nov 01
November 1

Bourbon Rocks & Ruins, an exclusive experience from Mint Julep Experiences, uncovers the history of O.F.C. Distillery on Thursday, Nov. 1.
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Dawn at the Downs

Nov 01
November 1 • 6:30am - 8:30am

Rise and shine, and visit Churchill Downs for Dawn at the Downs! See the Breeders’ Cup contenders train for the big races, listen to expert commentary and enjoy a hearty Kentucky breakfast in the Churchill Downs dining rooms.
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Kentucky Derby Museum

Grand Unveiling of New Expansion, Including D. Wayne Lukas & Bill Shoemaker Exhibits

Nov 01
November 1 • 8:00am - 5:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until Nov 4, 2018

Visit the new wing at the Kentucky Derby Museum! The expansion adds 16,000 square feet of new and renovated exhibition, educational and event space, with exhibits highlighting the legendary careers of D. Wayne Lukas and Bill Shoemaker.
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White Horse

2018 RTCA White Horse Awards

Nov 01
November 1 • 11:00am - 5:00pm

Please join us for the 2018 RTCA White Horse Awards on Thursday, November 1 at 11:00a.m. in the Triple Crown Room at Churchill Downs. This year’s speaker will be Hall of Fame jockey and Triple Crown winner Mike Smith.
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Handicap the Breeders’ Cup races with Daily Racing Form!

Nov 01
November 1 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Join the fun at the Louisville Marriot Downtown as experts analyze each of the Breeders’ Cup races. Enjoy cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres as you listen to NBC Analyst Randy Moss and Daily Racing Form ‘s Mike Watchmaker and Mike Welsch handicap each of the Breeders’ Cup races. (more…)

Republic Bank First Friday Hop

Nov 02
November 2

Join us for a tour of Equine and Kentucky centric food, music, and art on the November 2nd Republic Bank First Friday Hop as part of your Breeder’s Cup Celebration plans! Catch a free LouLift around downtown Louisville to over 50 galleries, restaurants, and boutique shops – all open late!
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Fourth Street Live! presents The Spazmatics!

Nov 02
November 2

Join us at Fourth Street Live! the evening of Friday, November 2 for a lively night of music from the 1980s and the Spazmatics!
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6th Annual Dia de los Muertos on South Fourth Street

Nov 02
November 2 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Join us for the 6th Annual Dia de los Muertos on South Fourth Street! Thousands of revelers will enjoy great local cultural food, entertainment and activities in the middle of the street.
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Bash at the Museum

Nov 02
November 2 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm

After the races on Friday, November 2, we invite you to walk over to the Kentucky Derby Museum and enjoy a cocktail for a good cause! This can’t miss event will feature Bluegrass inspired hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a live auction of exciting racing experiences and memorabilia.
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David Sanborn

Breeders’ Cup Festival Jazz Explosion

Nov 02
November 2 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm

Larceny Bourbon and Hpnotiq present David Sanborn with special guest The Mike Hyman Trio at The Bourbon Hall.
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Fourth Street Live! presents Burning Las Vegas!

Nov 03
November 3

Come to Fourth Street Live! the evening of Saturday, November 3 for a high energy, dance and vocal driven show with Burning Las Vegas!
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Pastries

The Breeders’ Cup Festival Pastry Challenge

Nov 23
November 23 • 12:34pm

The Breeders’ Cup Festival Pastry Challenge, produced in conjunction with Sullivan University, is an exciting baking competition. Baking, Pastry, and Culinary students from Sullivan University will go head-to-head to create the best pastry with the winner’s creation to be served at the exclusive Breeders’ Cup “Taste of the World” event at the Speed Art Museum on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
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horses feet as they race

Hoof Prints: A Breeders’ Cup Photography Contest

Nov 23
November 23 • 1:01pm

Calling all young photographers & visionaries! Our city has a long tradition of being an enthusiastic and gracious host when big events come to town. With the Breeders’ Cup returning to Louisville, we invite area middle school and high school students to welcome this premier international event by depicting our city’s charm and our love of horse racing through their camera lenses.
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Additional things to see and do in Louisville!

Dec 31
December 31

There’s always time for fun in Louisville!
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