Gray Derby Weekend
148th Kentucky Derby
May 6 – 8, 2022
Be our guest for the most exciting two minutes in sports—the 148th Run for the Roses! You’ll experience an unforgettable weekend filled with amazing horse racing, Southern hospitality, heavenly food, and show-stopping fashion.
Leave the details to Gray—hotel, meals, and transportation to and from the Derby are on us. We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you!
Below is a glance of the weekend’s activities. A more detailed agenda will be shared soon.
Friday, May 6
To kick off Gray’s Derby weekend, the festivities will begin with a Derby Eve Party at Limestone Hall, the historic courthouse located in the heart of downtown Lexington, KY. The evening consists of flavors of Kentucky in food and music as well as special tips for your Derby bets!
215 W Main St., 3rd Floor, Lexington, KY
Cocktail attire is appropriate.
Saturday, May 7
The 148th Run for the Roses!
After a buffet breakfast in Lexington, a full day of horse racing and celebration at Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, in Louisville, KY is on the agenda.
Planning your Derby outfit is a fun part of the Kentucky Derby tradition. For the men, dress to the nines with colorful suits, sport coats, ties, or bow ties. For the ladies, start with a spectacular hat or fascinator, then pick an outfit to provide the perfect complement. See additional suggestions in our Helpful Tips section below.
Derby breakfast at Infinity: A Skybar & Café
150 W Main St., Lexington, KY
Bus departs for Churchill Downs
Post-Derby dinner at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
101 W Vine St., Lexington, KY