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How to Get Tickets to the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Tue, May 10, 2016 @ 09:30 AM

In 2016, we watched an incredible story unfold – the story of a colt with a perfect record who entered the Kentucky Derby as the favorite and emerged victorious.  The still-undefeated Nyquist crossed the finish line with a time nearly two seconds faster than last year's Triple Crown™ champion, the legendary American Pharoah.

142 years of the Kentucky Derby have taught us to expect nothing less than pure exhilaration as the race itself approaches.  The Derby is known for its tradition, fashion, and extraordinary history, and as we look ahead to 2017, we know that the 143rd running of this renowned event will be nothing short of spectacular.

Premium

Premium packages are what Derby Experiences is known for, offering exclusive access to newly-renovated and highly prestigious areas of Churchill Downs.  Packages in this category include enclosed dining areas, two days of elevated track views, and high-end amenities.

Stakes-RoomStakes Room

4th Floor

Stakes Room offers indoor dining room seating at tables of 4, 6, or 8.  Its clients also have access to the Stakes Room Balcony, which offers a spectacular view of the track, the paddock, and the iconic Twin Spires.

 

Stakes Room Balcony

4th Floor

Outdoor seating at tables of 4, 6, or 8 with unobstructed views of the paddock area, Twin Spires, and finish line from a private covered terrace as well as access to the Stakes Room.

Millionaires_RowMillionaires Row

4th or 6th Floor

Premium indoor dining room seating at tables of 8 as well as access to a private viewing platform with views of the entire track and finish line.

Turf Club Row B

3rd Floor

Turf Club Row B packages offer indoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 just one row away from the glass with a view of the finish line.

Turf Club Front RowTurf Club

3rd Floor

Premium indoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 featuring panoramic views of the track and the finish line. Celebrities have been known to frequent this area of Churchill Downs, which also offers access to a private viewing balcony.

Turf Club Roses Lounge

3rd Floor

Premium indoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 with breathtaking views of the finish line. The Turf Club is known for the celebrities that frequent it, and patrons of the Turf Club Roses Lounge also enjoy access to the Turf Club Roses Terrace.

Turf Club Roses TerraceTurf Club Roses Terrace

3rd Floor

Celebrities are known to frequent this third-floor area, which features outdoor, dining-style seating with panoramic views of the track from seats on the finish line.

Turf Club Balcony

3rd Floor

Open-air seating under cover at tables of 6 or 8 with privileged views of the paddock area.

Trophy Room

5th Floor

The Trophy Room offers indoor dining room seating at tables of 8 with unobstructed views of the paddock and finish line from the Finish Line Suites Balcony.

Finish-Line-Suites-Terrace-New-RenderingFinish Line Suites Balcony

5th Floor

This private covered balcony offers outdoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 with unobstructed views of the paddock area and finish line.

The Derby Room

4th Floor

The Derby Room is an indoor space adjacent to the Jockey Club Suites, offering dining room seating at tables of 4 or 8 with unobstructed views of the entire track from a private balcony.

Clubhouse

Clubhouse packages offer either elevated or on-the-rail track views from within a box of six with chair-back seating and incredible extras.

Clubhouse_GoldClubhouse Gold

3rd Floor

Open-air box seating near the finish line with stunning views of the entire track as well as the finish line.

Clubhouse Mint

3rd Floor

Open-air box seating across from the 16th pole with elevated views of the finish line.

Clubhouse Silver

3rd Floor

Open-air box seating across from the first turn with elevated views of the track and finish line.

Clubhouse Purple

3rd Floor

Open-air box seating directly in front of the first turn with a stunning view of the finish line.

Clubhouse-CourtyardClubhouse Courtyard

1st Floor

Outdoor seating in the Clubhouse Courtyard with incredible views of racehorses entering the racetrack from the paddock area as well as the crossing of the finish line.

Clubhouse Brown | Premium or Classic

1st Floor

Open-air seating with unrivaled views of the finish line and your choice of premium hospitality in Aristides Lounge or classic hospitality in Citation Lounge.

Clubhouse_Pink-1Clubhouse Pink

1st Floor

Open-air seating with incredible views of the first turn and the exciting finish.

 

Grandstand

Grandstand packages offer bleacher-style seating with either elevated or on-the-rail track views, plus a number of insider extras that are exclusive to Derby Experiences’ clients.

Grandstand_OrangeGrandstand Orange | Taste of Derby Party

3rd Floor

Open-air box seating with elevated views of the starting line and final stretch as well as access to the Taste of Derby Party on Thursday night.

Grandstand Blue

3rd Floor

Elevated, stadium-style seating with views of the starting line and the final stretch.

Grandstand Aqua

3rd Floor

Elevated, stadium-style seating with views of the starting line and final turn onto the main straight.

Grandstand_RedGrandstand Red

2nd Floor

Bleacher-style seating with direct views of the entire track and the crossing of the finish line.

Grandstand Green

1st Floor

Bleacher-style seating with direct views of the main straight and the exciting moments before the finish.

Secure Your Spot at the 2017 Kentucky Derby®

Derby Experiences’ best packages sell out quickly, so don’t miss your chance to reserve your ideal package before someone else stakes their claim!  Our guests are assured incredible seats, lavish amenities, unbeatable hospitality, and many other fabulous extras – book your trip now!

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