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Day at the Downs

2019 DeSales Day at the Downs

The 11th annual DeSales Day at the Downs will be held on Saturday, November 2. The Breeders' Cup will be held that day at Santa Anita in California. The races will be broadcast at Churchill Downs. Alumni, parents, past-parents and friends will be invited to this special day on Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs. Reservations are due by Friday, October 11.



Date and Time

Saturday, November 2

Gates will open at 12:30 p.m. and the first race will be at 2:15 p.m. 

Churchill Downs – Millionaires Row 6

$55 – Individual / $440 – Table of 8


Gates open – 12:30 p.m.
Chef’s Table Buffet – 12:30-4 p.m.
First Churchill Downs race – 2:15 p.m. ET
First Breeders’ Cup race – 5:25 p.m. ET
Last Churchill Downs race – 7:10 p.m. ET
Last Breeders’ Cup race – 8:44 p.m. ET


We are pleased to invite DeSales alumni, parents and friends to the 11th annual DeSales Day at the Downs on Saturday, November 2, during the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. The Breeders' Cup races will also be simulcast from Santa Anita Park. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to socialize with members of the DeSales Family on Millionaires Row.

Your ticket includes admission to Millionaires Row 6, a race-day program and the Chef’s Table Buffet. Millionaires Row offers beautiful Clubhouse dining space as well as a great vantage point to watch the races from the comfort of your table via monitors or from the tiered balconies overlooking the track. Amenities include conveniently located mutuel tellers, self-service wagering machines, multiple television monitors and a cash bar. The buffet will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The required dress code is business casual. Shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits and slacks are preferred. Jackets are optional. Distressed or torn denim is not permissible.

Ticket pick-up

Pre-purchased tickets available for pick-up:
October 28-November 1, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at DeSales High School
November 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Churchill Downs
Note: Attendees are strongly encouraged to pick up their tickets at DeSales.


Churchill Downs has undergone a renovation. Complimentary parking is available in the Yellow Lot (formerly the lot off Longfield Avenue near Gate 10). You may park there and enter via the Clubhouse Gate (formerly Gate 10). Look for the DeSales table if you need to pick up tickets.

Reservations and payment due by Friday, October 11. Churchill Downs requires a final headcount and payment several weeks in advance.


For additional information, please contact:

Misty Scurlock
Director of Advancement