Horse Racing's Biggest Day is coming up on Saturday May 5th, the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby! Portland Meadows will be throwing the biggest party in town with tons of great activities and ways to celebrate the Run for the Roses. Stay tuned to this page as we'll be updating all the events and news leading up to the Derby in the coming weeks. Doors will open up at 7:00am for wagering on Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby will be run just after 3pm.
The party will be going on all day long at the track and will include some great activities including:
Turf Club Buffet--(SOLD OUT!!) The Kentucky Derby buffet has sold out as of 5/1, but there will still be plenty of great food and seating options on Kentucky Derby at Portland Meadows. The 2nd Floor Clubhouse will be open and seating is first come, first serve. There will be Clubhouse Grill Menu options throughout the facility, as well as an outdoor BBQ Station near the Outdoor Tent on the main level.
Goorin Bros. Ladies Hat Contest---Be sure to bring your biggest, best and most imaginative hat to Portland Meadows on Kentucky Derby and enter yourself into the Goorin Bros. Ladies Hat Contest! It's free to enter and Goorin Bros. will be giving away Gift Certificates to their great hat shop to the winners! The Hat Contest will be set up in the main entrance to Portland Meadows.
Outdoor Tent--Portland Meadows will have outdoor tents for fans to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere and hopefully good weather (fingers crossed) while having big screen tv's, self-service wagering terminals, and full bar inside the tented area!
Stay tuned to this page for all of the news and info about our Kentucky Derby Party!