HANOVER DAY AT THE DOWNS - June 27th, 2020
~ Stephen Foster Day ~
One of the biggest days of racing at Churchill Downs outside of the first weekend in May!

A great day of racing is slated for Saturday, June 27 at Churchill Downs, including the historic Stephen Foster Handicap, a staple at the track since 1982. Get ready for the Grade 1 race and join fellow Hanoverians on Millionaire's Row 4! Gather your family and friends and enjoy the view of the races from a tiered balcony overlooking the finish line, or via television monitors from the comfort of your table. A lavish buffet is included, along with waitress/waiter service all day for drinks. 

Event Information
Cost: $38 - Children 3 and under are free but will not have a chair. 
Gates Open: 11:30 a.m.
Racing Begins: 1:00 p.m. (post time 12:45 p.m.)
Cash bar available with proper ID

Guests may park in any of the free lots off of Kentucky Derby Drive which includes Black, Green, Orange, Yellow, and Turquoise. Limited free parking is also available in the Blue lot. Guests may also choose to park and walk from the lot next to Wagner's Pharmacy at the corner of 4th Street and Central Avenue. 

Special Race
This special day also features 'The Hanover College Classic' and is named in Hanover's honor. Prior to the event, seven attendees will be randomly selected for this race and will be escorted to the Paddock area for saddling and view the race from a reserved trackside location. Once the race is over, those individuals will be able to step into the Winner's Circle to present the trophy, which is engraved with Hanover's name, to the winning owner or jockey. 

Assigned Seating
Every effort will be made to keep large groups together; however, because there are only 8 seats to a table, some groups may have tickets at two tables. If you would like to move your chair to another table, you may, however, please move it from your designated table. Greeters will be available to guide you to your assigned table(s). 

Dress Code
Shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, and slacks are preferred and jackets are optional. Blazers, vests, golf shorts, dress shorts, dress jeans, and capris are appropriate. Worn or torn garments, tank tops, or midriff tops are not allowed.

Please contact Nicole McKown at mckown@hanover.edu or 812-866-7194 regarding questions.  


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