Opening Night At Churchill Downs

A week before the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs celebrated Opening Night Presented by Stella Artois and Finlandia Vodka on April 27.

The event featured night racing, live entertainment, stilt walkers and acrobats. Several attendees dressed in fashionable cocktail attire, including extravagant headwear. Guests who entered through Gate 10 and Gate 17 were welcomed with an opportunity to walk a Hollywood-style red carpet and have their photo taken.

Photos by TIM VALENTINO and BILL WINE | Contributing Photographers

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