Churchill Downs has launched an enhanced free mobile application for select smartphones and tablets that run the iPhone and Android operating systems for this year’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Among the interactive features on the Kentucky Derby mobile app are:
--Events: A schedule of racing and entertainment events for the 39-day spring meet that opens Saturday night, April 28, and continues through July 1;
--Horses: Profiles of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders and their connections;
--News, Facebook, and Twitter: Latest racing and entertainment news for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs;
--Betting Information: How to make bets, plus access a bet calculator to best formulate exotic and multi-race wagers;
--Tickets: Link directly into the Churchill Downs online box office to purchase tickets from smartphone or tablet;
--Videos and Photos: Features racing and entertainment videos, photos and photo galleries;
--TV/Radio Schedule: Includes broadcast times and network providers for live coverage of events at Churchill Downs;
--Entertainment: Features enhanced entertainment options such as trivia, Derby fashion tips through a “Choose Your Hat” option, a music video of “My Old Kentucky Home” with lyrics, wallpaper downloads of some of the events’ incredible photo imagery, and a Kentucky Derby racing themed Match game;
--Party Planning: Information on how to throw the perfect Kentucky Derby party;
--Plan Your Visits: Track information, maps, driving directions, parking, shuttle information, and more;
--Weather: New to the App this year is a weather forecast function.
The Kentucky Derby mobile app can be accessed free of charge on the Churchill Downs website at Churchill Downs mobile apps website, at iTunes and on Google Play.