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Official 2018 Kentucky Derby® Ticket Breakdown: Turf Club & Roses Lounge

October 06, 2017 By Jazzy Morgan

“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” and the first leg of the Triple Crown™, the Kentucky Derby® is without a doubt the most iconic horse race and the longest running sporting event in America. Immerse yourself amongst 170,000 racing fans for unmatched excitement at the 2018 Kentucky Derby®.

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Triple Crown™ Tuesday: War Admiral, 1937

September 26, 2017 By Jazzy Morgan

A Triple Crown™, the 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®: Finish Line Suites Balcony

September 15, 2017 By Jazzy Morgan

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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Gallop Down Memory Lane at Churchill Downs® – The Home of the Kentucky Derby®

April 14, 2017 By Jazzy Morgan

Churchill Downs® also known as the “Home of the Kentucky Derby®” is located in Louisville, Kentucky. It opened in 1875 and hosted its first set of races on May 17th. This included The Kentucky Derby®, Kentucky Oaks® and Clark Handicap. Churchill Downs® was founded by Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark in 1872. Clark attended the Epsom Derby in Epsom, England, which sparked his ambition for horse...

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Why We Love the Kentucky Derby® (And You Should Too)

November 23, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox

The Kentucky Derby is steeped in tradition, with a legacy that rivals that of any existing American event and a history that will soon celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary.  The Derby experience can’t be duplicated outside of the beautiful grounds of Churchill Downs.  Trying to nail down everything we love about the Kentucky Derby is impossible, but we’ll at least hit the highlights! 

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2016 Kentucky Derby®: Turf Club in the Spotlight

November 16, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox

Access to the premiere members-only Turf Club at Churchill Downs is an experience most people only dream of having, but with Derby Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages, you can enjoy the excitement of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks from this exclusive venue overlooking the finish line!  No need to purchase a season-long membership to gain entry into the Turf Club; just secure a package from...

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Where to Find the Perfect Kentucky Derby® Hat

November 09, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox

Wide, floppy brims, ornate decorations and huge, colorful blooms are the norm on Derby day.  Have you ever seen an “overdone” hat at the Kentucky Derby?  Sure, you might not wear it on the street in broad daylight on any other day of the year, but on Derby day, anything goes except bare heads.  If you’re not wearing a fashionable hat to the Derby, you’re just not doing it right!  Not sure...

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Who Are the Early Contenders for the 2016 Kentucky Derby®?

October 26, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox

As the Breeders’ Cup approaches, we’re getting more and more excited about the Road to the Derby and what we might see in 2016!  While no single race in the Road to the Derby guarantees success in the Derby itself, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is the highest-stakes race we’ll see until the Fountain of Youth in late February, offering 20 points to the winner.  After a three-week lull in...

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12 Interesting Happenings in Kentucky Derby® History

October 12, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox
  1. In 1891, Kingman ran the slowest winning Derby time of 2:52.25.  Spirit of the Times wrote that for the first half-mile of the race, “It was simply a canter, not even a respectable gallop, each jockey apparently having orders to stay in the rear and let the others cut out the work.”  Rather than the whole race being “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” it actually took two minutes to...
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4 Kentucky Derby® Parties You Need to Attend

October 09, 2015 By Carolynn Wilcox

You love the Kentucky Derby and the thrills that the “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” bring, but you’d also love to extend your experience beyond the race itself….  Enter the Kentucky Derby party scene!  If you’re looking to celebrate the Derby and Oaks with class, elegance and taste, look no further.  These events are meticulously planned to ensure that guests with even the highest...

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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.