Spring Meet kicks off Saturday at Churchill Downs

Spring Meet kicks off Saturday at Churchill Downs

Spring Meet kicks off Saturday at Churchill Downs

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 9:39 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 26 at 9:39 AM

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.

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