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Ranking the 2017 Kentucky Derby® Contenders

November 30, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” takes place on the first Saturday of every May. America’s biggest horse race, where a nation comes to a standstill, “The Run of The Roses” is the first leg of the Triple Crown™, and an opportunity for the country’s best three-year-old thoroughbreds to etch their name into immortality.

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Claim Your Access to the Elite Parties for the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

November 29, 2016 By Kristen Doolan

With the name, Kentucky Derby® and Churchill Downs®, prestige is destined to follow. With choosing your seat and adventure, there are some extra parities to think about. When will you be arriving to Louisville, Kentucky? We think in time to hit the Taste of Derby™ party on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks®. With that you might as well keep the party going into the official kick-off party, Fillies...

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Best Way to Get Tickets to the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

November 17, 2016 By Kristen Doolan

Sure, you may be able to get tickets to the 2017 Kentucky Derby® from many places, but how many can say they are the Official Partner of Churchill Downs®? Even further how many can say they 100% guarantee the tickets or provide a variety of package options from hospitality to parties to hotel and accommodations? I can guarantee if you are looking for the best experience possible at this year’s...

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A Horse Racing Year in Review: Already Planning for 2017.

November 15, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

The horse racing year of 2016 saw some incredible highlights: Nyquist sweeping all before him to justify favoritism in the Kentucky Derby™, Exaggerator killing off the Doug O’Neill-trained colt’s hopes of a Triple Crown™ as Nyquist ran out of gas in a muddy Preakness, Creator claiming the final jewel of the Crown at Belmont Park to a two-day extravaganza from Santa Anita Park at the Breeders’...

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Plan Your Visit to the 2017 Kentucky Derby®!

October 18, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

The history, the hats, the allure of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sport,” The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of May, brings a nation to a standstill as the country’s best three-year-old thoroughbreds race over a mile-and-a-quarter at Churchill Downs® in the world’s most renowned race. In 2017, plan your visit with us.

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Drinks Made Famous by The Kentucky Derby®

October 07, 2016 By Kristen Doolan

Part of the fun of that fateful first of May weekend is the food and drink options. No matter where you are sitting at The Kentucky Derby®, there is always someone around you that has an ever-so popular Mint Julep or a gourmet food item from one of the many hospitality points throughout the track. The trick really is can you name any other famous drinks to come out of The Kentucky Derby®?

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How The Kentucky Derby® Has Changed

September 20, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

On the first Saturday of every May, Louisville, Kentucky becomes the center of the universe for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports.” With hours spent on sipping mint juleps as the horses’ parade, the Kentucky Derby® takes to the stage, with America and the world subscribing to the world’s most famous race. Since its inception in 1875, the landscape of the Derby has been ever-changing....

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Do Your Kentucky Derby® Weekend Right by Attending Our Fillies & Lilies Party!

September 06, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

Make sure you do your Kentucky Derby® weekend right by attending our Fillies & Lilies Party! Hosted by Derby Experiences, our Fillies & Lilies Party will ensure you spend your Derby weekend in style with a live performance by award-winning country sensation Clint Black!

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Plan Your Triple Crown™ Party for 2017!

August 23, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

History is written by the victors, or so the old saying goes. In 2017, with our exclusive hospitality to Triple Crown™ events, write your own history by attending the Kentucky Derby® and Belmont Stakes with a proven winning formula.

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First Timer’s Guide to the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

August 22, 2016 By Kristen Doolan
One of the first decisions you must make for attending the 2017 Kentucky Derby® is where to sit. Luckily, Churchill Downs® has their trackside seats broken up into three sections: Premium, Clubhouse and Grandstand. Read More »