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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

Seating Locations & Views of the Track:

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.

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Go Premium for the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

August 16, 2016 By Kristen Doolan

With many options out there for the 2017 Kentucky Derby®, how do you even begin to choose which package is right for you? 

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Why You Should Attend the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

August 03, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

The Kentucky Derby® is, without a doubt, America's most iconic horse racing event. The English have Royal Ascot, Australia comes to a standstill for the Melbourne Cup, but few meetings capture the spirit of a nation quite like the “Run for the Roses.”

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The Last 10 Kentucky Derby® Winners: Guaranteed Success Thereafter?

July 26, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

One thing you can be assured of in racing is that there are no assurances. Before and after the most exciting two minutes in sport, the Kentucky Derby®, hearts will be pounding. Every horse’s connections can only dream of winning a Derby, never mind entertaining the thought of a Triple Crown™.

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The Triple Crown™: An Illustrious History

July 14, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

The term “Triple Crown™” is very much regarded as a household phrase. Though Sir Barton was the first horse to complete the feat of victories in the Kentucky Derby®, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in 1919, the verbiage first went to print in 1923. The New York Times wrote in a year where the Preakness preceded the Derby, “Thomas J. Healey had Walter J. Salmon’s Preakness winner, Vigil,...

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The Kentucky Derby® in 360°

July 07, 2016 By Carolynn Wilcox

Over the years, Derby Experiences has expanded its program to include 28 total packages combining different views, hospitality venues, hotel accommodations, transportation options, and more.  Ah, the tyranny of choice – we know it can seem overwhelming to be faced with such a vast array of different options, so we’ve put together a collection of 360° videos of our most popular seating areas...

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Nyquist Rider Among Nominees for ESPY’s Jockey of the Year

June 30, 2016 By Darragh Farrelly

Kentucky Derby® winning jockey Mario Gutierrez leads the nominations for this year’s ESPY’s Jockey of the Year award, with the ceremony taking place on July 13 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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