The Most Glamorous Ways To Celebrate The 2023 Kentucky Derby In Toronto


Kat Harlton

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Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Almost always on the first Saturday in May, it caps the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. These are the most glamorous ways to celebrate the 2023 Kentucky Derby in Toronto.

Woodbine Racetrack

Head to Woodbine Racetrack on the first Saturday in May as they celebrate the ‘Run for the Roses’ – the 2023 Kentucky Derby

Enjoy a day filled with southern hospitality at the 4th annual Derby Day Party at Woodbine Racetrack, presented by Bulleit Bourbon. This Kentucky Derby viewing party will feature gourmet food, mint juleps, and more. Dress your best for the first official party at Woodbine this season.

Louix Louis At The St. Regis Toronto

Race to celebrate at Louix Louis. They’ve partnered with Maker’s Mark Bourbon to proudly present Derby Day. Join them on Saturday, May 6 at 5 pm for an elegant celebration that includes a Maker’s Mark tasting, passed Kentucky style canapés, live Jazz, prizes for best-dressed for ladies & gentlemen, mock racing ballot with prizes and a complimentary mint julep. Book on

Toronto Beach Club

Put on your Derby best and join the Toronto Beach Club for their offical warm up to summer. The party starts at 2pm with a la carte lunch running from 2pm – 4pm with DJ and entertainment. At 4pm they kick off their official viewing party with complimentary mint juleps, live horse betting games, best dressed awards, and more. Take in the race from all angles with multiple screens airing – post time 6:30, race at 6:50pm. Lunch reservations can be made through

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