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


New This Year: Sky Terrace 5 seating (our own private area)!
Treat yourself to the Skye Terrace experience. Gather your family and friends and enjoy a private, nice and comfortable area with great amenities. This location features two rows of eight-person tables, and has an outstanding balcony with plenty of room for everyone to get a great view of the races. A lavish buffet is included, along with waitress/waiter service all day for drinks. This area also features private restrooms and is a great place to spend the day with fellow Hanoverians.

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, 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.


Cost: $38 per person and children 3 & under are free but will not have a chair. (NO REFUNDS)
Doors Open:
11:30 a.m.
Racing Begins:
1:00 p.m. (post time 12:45 p.m.)
Cash Bar:
Available with proper ID


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. Churchill’s seating chart layout will be 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).


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.


Please know that the address that you register with must be the billing address for your credit card. If you prefer the tickets be mailed to a different address, please contact Kim Leach at leachk@hanover.edu.

Refunds are not available