For Loren Hebel-Osborne, horse racing has been a way of life ever since she was a child. A fifth generation Louisvillian, Loren has been involved in everything from managing racing sponsorships to owning several successful horses, and has attended 28 consecutive Derby’s!
Having enjoyed every vantage point that Churchill Downs® has to offer, she has seen and done it all when it comes to the Kentucky Derby®.
“When one lives in Kentucky, you have a horse racing gene and we own the first Saturday in May on every sports and social calendar.” With close to 170,000 spectators making the pilgrimage to the hallowed ground of Churchill Downs for the Derby, choosing an Official Ticket Package from Derby Experiences, the Official Experience Package Provider for to Churchill Downs, is key.
Getting Away from The Crowds
Of the 170,000 people in attendance, the lucky ones have the comfort or the ability to avail of a climate-controlled setting within the grounds. By choosing Derby Experiences, guests will be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds with one of our many hospitality venues. A day that can stem up to 10 hours, having the ability to utilize another (climate-controlled) space to re-energize away from the burgeoning crowds and sweltering heat (or cold! – it sleeted in 1989 and 1997) is imperative.
To put the scale of the weekend into context, on Kentucky Oaks Day this year, held the day before the Derby, 123,589 made their way through the gates of Churchill Downs. For Super Bowl L held this past February in Santa Clara, California, 71,088 were in attendance.
With trackside exclusives and unique hospitality that you simply will not get anywhere else, your visit to Churchill Downs will be complete as you enjoy “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” as a VIP, with celebrity jockey meet-&-greets and LIVE entertainment to top off your experience.
What sets the Kentucky Derby apart from any other sporting spectacle is its sheer uniqueness as an event. While the date, distance and history of this prestigious affair have remained consistent down through the years, the stars of the show – the horses, only have one shot at etching their names into history. That is what sets the Kentucky Derby apart, each year a new crop of stars battle out the early part of their three-year-old seasons with the hope of lining up on the first Saturday of May for America’s most illustrious and storied horse race.
As Loren suggests, a good horse can come from anywhere each year, and that’s what adds to its allure; its unpredictability. Choosing said winner on the other hand is an entirely different matter altogether. “You don’t have to invest a lot to win a lot on Derby Day. I’m a firm believer in beginners’ luck.”
Book Your Spot Today!
On the first weekend of each May, Louisville, Kentucky becomes the center of the sporting universe. For the 143rd time on the weekend of May 5 – 6th, the best three-year-old thoroughbreds will take their shot at history. With Derby Experiences, be a part of this unique event. With unrivalled access and VIP hospitality to both Oaks and Derby days, make memories that will last a lifetime.
Contact us today to choose the best seats in the Grandstand and Clubhouse with exclusive in-track hospitality access complete with premium open bars, complimentary food buffets, private wagering stations, for your perfect Derby Experience!