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First Timer’s Guide to the 2018 Kentucky Derby®

Posted by Kristen Doolan on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 12:06 PM
One of the first decisions you must make for attending the 2018 Kentucky Derby® is where to sit. Luckily, Churchill Downs® has their trackside seats broken up into three sections: Premium, Clubhouse and Grandstand.

Seating Locations & Views of the Track:

Premium: These packages spare nothinDerby Experiences Kentucky Derby Clubhouse Mint View of trackg but the best for race day. From premium bars, gourmet food selections and exceptional atmospheres, you can’t go wrong with a premium choice.

Clubhouse: If you are seeking a seat right at the finish line, you’re looking for Clubhouse. Spanning from the center most part of the track all the way down to the first bend, this is the one the most elite seating options at Churchill Downs®.

Grandstand: Catch all of the action stretching from the starting gate out to the round of the final turn from this seating area. It offers three levels of seating, covered and uncovered, granting unparalleled views of the race.

Official Ticket Packages:

Why deal with massive lines, transportation blunders, finding your hotel and buying each individual drink and food item all day – when there is an option to package it all together.

With Derby Experiences' Official Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages, you won’t have to worry about a single thing when it comes to race day. Transportation to and from the track, all-inclusive hospitality access, hotel options, tickets to both days of racing and much more will provide you with the best experience for the 2017 Kentucky Derby®.

Derby Parties:

First Timer’s Guide to the 2017 Kentucky DerbyDon’t miss out of Louisville’s hottest parties during Derby Week. Mingle with celebrities, horsemen and dignitaries while enjoying delectable menus, signature drinks, exciting entertainment and more!

Taste of the Derby™: Enjoy a night full of top chef creations and drink pairings on the eve of the Kentucky Oaks® – Thursday May 3rd, 2018.

Fillies & Lilies Party: Up for a night at the Kentucky Derby Museum? Check out the kick-off party for the Kentucky Derby® on Friday May 4th, 2018.

Winner’s Party: Partake in the celebration and action of crowning the new champion at this party. Toasting alongside winning jockey, trainers and owners will top off your Kentucky Derby® experience. Saturday May 5th, 2018 right after the race!

Top 3 Things to Do in Louisville:

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Check out Fourth Street Live! Located on Fourth Street between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, hit the heart of Louisville for this hot spot with numerous restaurants, bourbon lounges and live entertainment.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Check out this spot for a world class distillery tour and sampling room of one of Kentucky’s finest bourbons.  

Tour the Kentucky Derby Museum: Get a unique perspective on the history, race, track, horses and jockeys of the Kentucky Derby.

Make Your First Time Experience at the Kentucky Derby one to Remember!

Now that you are filled up to the brim with helpful knowledge and insider information, all that’s left to do is call us! Your event specialist will help you find the right package for you and your party to have the ultimate 2018 Kentucky Derby® experience. Don’t miss out on the best two minutes in sport and book your package today! 888.384.7088

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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.