horse. Wagering windows will open 30 minutes before the first race, at approximately 10:00 a.m. As you enjoy the festivities throughout the day, don't forget to enjoy a refreshingly cold Mint Julep. It's the traditional beverage of the Kentucky Derby, and over 120,000 of them are served each year. The key ingredient to a delicious Julep is, of course, the finest Kentucky Bourbon. Also, take the opportunity to get up close and personal with the track, and head Infield to see what it feels like. You can also visit the horses themselves in the Paddock. They'll be there approximately 20 minutes before each race. Finally, take the time to learn the lyrics of "My Old Kentucky Home
" before Derby Day, so you can sing along as the Derby gets underway.
Most importantly, start your day off with a gourmet breakfast, featured at our amazing Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts
. It's a long week, and you'll need to keep your energy up. Afterwards, return to your comfortable home away from home, and recharge for another day of excitement. There's only one Kentucky Derby; start making your plans to attend today!