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Official Ticket Package Breakdown for the Kentucky Derby®: Clubhouse Gold

September 08, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

The Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt America’s most iconic horse racing event, appropriately known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport”. It is the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown™ which is consisted of three races, Kentucky Derby®, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans for unmatched excitement at the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

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Go Premium for the 2018 Kentucky Derby®

August 16, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

With many options out there for the 2018 Kentucky Derby®, how do you even begin to choose which package is right for you? 

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Triple Crown™ Tuesday: Gallant Fox, 1930

July 25, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

A Triple Crown™, an honor of a lifetime, is what every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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Official Ticket Package Breakdown for the Kentucky Derby®: Clubhouse Yellow

June 30, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

The Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt America’s most iconic horse racing event, appropriately known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport”. It is the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown™ which is consisted of three races, Kentucky Derby®, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans for unmatched excitement at the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

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Triple Crown™ Tuesday: Sir Barton, 1919

June 27, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

A Triple Crown™, an honor of a lifetime, is what every horse racing team strives for. Jockey, Trainer, Owner and everyone in between sets out at the Kentucky Derby® for their first win, enters the Preakness Stakes with high hopes, and then aims to complete the trifecta at the Belmont Stakes. What many don’t realize is how rare it is for a horse to mark his name in history as a Triple Crown™...

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Churchill Downs® Superstitions. Fact or Myth?

June 20, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

In 1875, Churchill Downs® opened its gates and has had many historic moments since. As many avid horse racing fans know, Churchill Downs® hosts one of the most popular races of the year, the Kentucky Derby®. Along with its proud history and long lists of iconic winners, comes years of built up traditions and superstitions. Below we will delve into some of those superstitions. What do you...

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Official Ticket Package for the Kentucky Derby®: Grandstand Aqua

June 16, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

The Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt America’s most iconic horse racing event, appropriately known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sport”. It is the first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown™ which is consists of three races, Kentucky Derby®, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans with an Official Ticket Package through Derby Experiences, for...

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Breaking Down the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

May 09, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

Annually, the first weekend of May calls us all home to Louisville, Kentucky. The finest thoroughbreds, mint juleps, celebrities and horse-racing fans alike head to Churchill Downs® to witness the historic running of the Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®. Trying to sum up this year’s racing and fun in just a couple of words is difficult, but here are just a few: rain, laughter and a crowd...

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The Mint Julep: A Kentucky Derby® Icon

April 17, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

The Mint Julep is more than just a drink, it’s an icon of the Kentucky Derby®. A tradition dating back nearly a century, the Mint Julep has been the popular beverage at Churchill Downs® for years. According to kentuckyderby.com over 120,000 Mint Juleps are served each year over both Oaks and Derby days. This means that the Mint Julep alone requires 10,000 bottles of Old Forester Mint Julep...

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Wagering at the Kentucky Derby® 101

April 04, 2017 By Kristen Doolan

Just like extravagant hats, bright colors and Mint Juleps, wagering is a staple you will find within the gates at the Kentucky Derby®. As you prepare for your trip to Churchill Downs® let us help you in one area many are confused by, wagering.

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Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Adminstration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.