Hanover Day at Churchill Downs
Group of Hanover College alumni holding up a Hanover College sign at Churchill Downs

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Tickets were mailed on Friday, June 3.

Assigned Seating:
Since everyone has been assigned a specific table to sit at, we want to ensure that everyone has a place to sit. Every effort has been made to keep large groups together; however, because there are only 8 seats to a table some groups may have tickets at two tables. Churchill’s seating chart layout was used to ensure that those tables are side-by-side so that your group is still near each other. 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).


Cost: $40 each/children under 3 are free but will not have a chair
Doors Open: 11:30 a.m.
Buffet: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Racing Begins: 1 p.m. (post time 12:45 p.m.)
Cash Bar: Available with proper ID

Join us as we experience the exciting and colorful spectacle of thoroughbred racing at legendary Churchill Downs. Stroll through its historic grounds and enjoy the ambiance of one of the most-hallowed shrines in American sports.

For more than 35 years, this long-standing event is a staple for our alumni, friends and family every year. Millionaires Row features conveniently located mutuel windows, self-service wagering machines, multiple television monitors and a balcony overlooking the finish line.

This special day also features ‘The Hanover College Classic’ in Race 3 and is named in Hanover’s honor. Prior to the event, seven attendees were randomly selected for this race and will be escorted to the Paddock area for saddling, as well as, view the race from a reserved track side 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.


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

To view pictures from this fantastic event, please go to and LIKE our Alumni Facebook Page


The address that you list below must be the billing address for your credit card. If you prefer the tickets be mailed to a different address, please contact Christy Hughes at hughes@hanover.edu.

Refunds are not available