Four tips for thriving (and surviving) during Kentucky Derby week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Horse racing makes its way back to Louisville.

Sunday is the first day of the fall meet at Churchill Downs.

Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first race is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

Churchill Downs is also getting in the Halloween spirit for Family Adventure Day. Kids are invited to "Trick or Treat at the Track" from 2 to 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes.

People who go to the track need to be aware of a few parking changes. The track says guests will need to use the Gate 10 Longfield Avenue lot, which is free and use Taylor Boulevard to get to the track. This is due to a major construction project.

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