2013 Kentucky Derby
The 2013 Kentucky Derby® kicks off the first Saturday in May, and the anticipation for next year's event is already heating up.
The 2013 Kentucky Derby will mark the 139th running of this great event and the first under a new qualifying point system. The new point system, officially branded as the "Road to the Kentucky Derby," will feature 36 stakes races overall and include 17 marquee events for three-year-old Thoroughbreds that comprise a compact, 10-week run up to the first Saturday in May to be known as the "Kentucky Derby Championship Series."
Save the date, Saturday, May 4, 2013, and make sure you're in attendance for the momentous occasion. Be sure to follow Derby Experiences for the latest in Derby news and events. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter as we count down the days until the 2013 Kentucky Derby.
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Derby Experiences is proud to be the Official Experience Package Provider to Churchill Downs® for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks. Our official Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages offer you exclusive access to the entire Derby experience, which can include a suite of Kentucky Derby and/or Kentucky Oaks day tickets, exclusive in-track-hospitality venues, world class accommodations, transportation, and much more!
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Derby Experiences also offers a variety of concierge services while you're at the track or waiting for the races to start. These services include access to Kentucky Derby parties, backstretch and private horse farm tours, parking, and dining reservations at some of Louisville's best restaurants.
The Kentucky Derby
Held every year on the first Saturday in May, the Kentucky Derby is the longest continuously running event in the U.S. and is the first leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.
"The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" derives its name from the approximate duration of the race to the 1 1/4 mile finish line! The Kentucky Derby is also referred to as "The Run for the Roses", aptly named for the blanket of roses draped over the winner.
The Kentucky Derby is one the most storied sporting events in the world and should be on every sport fan's bucket list!
The Kentucky Oaks
The race currently covers 1 1/8 miles and the winner of the Kentucky Oaks is presented with a Garland of Lilies draped around the filly's withers.
Plan Ahead, Act Now!
There has never been a better time to book your Kentucky Derby ticket packages with Derby Experiences! We are now offering new convenient payment terms with our Official Derby Experiences Ticket Packages. Our Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Ticket Packages are designed to provide you with an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. For information on how you can attend the 2013 Kentucky Derby visit www.DerbyExperiences.com.