LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- As Churchill Downs gears up for Derby Week, the Spring Meet begins Saturday.
The 38-day meet kicks off with a prime-time 11-race program beginning at 6 p.m.
In addition to the race schedule, track-goers will be able to see the plaza which is where the paddock pavilion used to be. There will be music and entertainment throughout the night - even a red carpet for guests as they arrive.
Gates open 4 p.m.
The Spring Meet includes the running of the Kentucky Oaks and Derby, as well as several downs after dark events.
Click here for a complete list of Spring Meet events.