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Official Ticket Package Break Down for the Kentucky Derby®: Grandstand Red

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on Fri, Jun 2, 2017 @ 17:06 PM

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 unmatched excitement at the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

We are here to break down every Official Ticket Package available to you in a 21-part series to ensure you select the one that will give you an unforgettable experience.

To kick off this series, we are going to start in the Grandstand with Grandstand Red.

Grandstand Red Official Ticket Package

Grandstand Red provides uncovered, second floor grandstand seating in sections 222, 223, 224 (see seating chart). With this package, you will also be provided with exclusive insider extras including, on-site trip directors and VIP fast access passes for a faster and more secure access into Churchill Downs® through gates 1, 10 and 17. The Grandstand Red Package doesn’t just stop at a seat for the race, you will also be granted VIP access to our Smarty Jones Lounge VIP Hospitality located inside gate 1 near the Kentucky Derby Museum.

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Smarty Jones Lounge

This exclusive, in-track hospitality venue is an elegant chalet with open seating. Within the climate-controlled venue, you will have access to a cash bar from 8am-6pm, a lunch buffet from 11:30am-2pm, closed-circuit TV coverage to watch the day’s races and self-service wagering stations for private betting. You will also have the opportunity to meet a celebrity jockey(s) and receive an autograph and photo!

Add Travel and Accommodations to Your Package

Get the most out of your trip to Louisville, Kentucky by adding hotel accommodations to your package. Derby Experiences offers a handful of hotel options, which include transportation one time to and one time from Churchill Downs® on Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby® race days. Choose from multiple transportation options including Motorcoach Transportation or upgrade to Semi-Private or Private Transportation . For those driving to Churchill Downs® we offer a Parking Pass in our Silks Lot for convenient parking. Hotel options are located throughout East, Northeast, South and Downtown Louisville. Derby Experiences ensures that any hotel and/or transportation options you choose, will meet and exceed the needs of you and your group.

Want More Information?

Derby Experiences is the ONLY Official Partner of Churchill Downs® and guarantees that your Kentucky Derby® tickets are packaged with exclusives and extras that you cannot obtain from anywhere else. We are a full-service travel company that provides unmatched benefits and unparalleled access to the Kentucky Derby®. Direct from Churchill Downs®, we provide an unforgettable VIP experience to the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

Interested in this specific package and want to hear more? We’ve got you covered. Fill out the form or give us a call at 888.384.7088 and we will assign you to an expert sales rep that can answer any and all of your questions!

Explore Grandstand Red Official Ticket Package

Topics: Kentucky Derby

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Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England, she grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011. She attended Winthrop University where she received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Science and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, shopping and watching golf and Manchester United with her family.

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