(Edited press release)
Louisville-based UPS employees are expected to deliver strong support for their namesake Big Brown at Churchill Downs May 17, as the racetrack hosts a “UPS Day at the Races” in conjunction with a simulcast of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) from Pimlico Race Course.
UPS employees and their guests will receive free general admission at a Gate 10 registration table located next to a UPS truck. Sections 115 and 116 will be available for UPS employees and their guests to enjoy a day at the races.
Employees also will have an opportunity to choose between a free program, a complementary food voucher, or to enter prize drawings for either a trip to the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) if Big Brown wins the Preakness, or a Kentucky Derby 134 Big Brown gift basket.
Also, ESPN will broadcast live “cut-ins” of UPS employees and Kentucky racing enthusiasts celebrating the day from the Churchill Downs paddock area during their Preakness Day telecast at approximately 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m (all times EDT).
Admission gates will open at 11:30 a.m., and the first of 10 live races is 1:15 p.m. The simulcast of the Preakness is set for 6:15 p.m. following the final live race of the day.