Why Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages Are More Tempting Than a Cinnabon

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 @ 13:55 PM

     You smell them before you see them. That sweet, fresh aroma makes it hard to resist. You see them. Those sweet cinnamon coated pastries drizzled with sweet vanilla icing are hard to walk away from. It’s no secret that Cinnabon has mastered the art of drawing in appetites everywhere and teasing those that don’t taste their cinnamon goodness. But, guess what? There is something even more tempting that a delicious Cinnabon. It’s Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages and let me tell you why!

Come in and stay a while!

     Direct from Churchill Downs®, Official Ticket Packages give you the Derby experience with their one-of-a-kind hospitality venues. In these venues, you get shade from the blistering Kentucky sun and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with celebrity jockeys. Depending on the package, hospitality venues also have gourmet meals or buffets, open or cash bars all day long, private or self-service wagering stations and full TV coverage of what is going on down on the track. It is impossible to get that experience with a simple ticket.

VIP experiences!

     It is no secret that the Kentucky Derby is flooded with Hollywood. Celebrity spottings are incredibly common at the Derby, as long as you know where to find them. Depending on the ticket package purchased, you could enjoy the Derby experience not only like them, but with them.
     Ticket packages offer you options like the Taste of Derby, tickets to Turf Club and tickets to the Winner’s Party.
     Taste of Derby is held on the night of the Kentucky Oaks and it highlights Masterful Chefs’ dishes. While tasting all the delectable dishes, you can meet many horseracing and Hollywood celebs and enjoy live entertainment (Definitely better than a Cinnabon!). Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from Taste of Derby go towards benefit hunger relief organizations.
     The Turf Club is the area that all the celebrities in attendance watch the race. You can literally walk right in and sit down next to any TV and movie star, recording artist, or professional athlete at the Kentucky Derby and watch the most exciting two minutes in sports! Many dream of having an opportunity like that.
     Finally, you could choose to go to the Winner’s Party, which is exactly as it sounds. You could join the newest Kentucky Derby champion jockey, owner and trainer along with celebrities in the Kentucky Derby Museum for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Talk about a celebration!

Direct from the source bonuses!

     Because these ticket packages are direct from Churchill Downs®, you get all kinds of extras with your ticket. For starters, your ticket is good for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, with fixed pricing and flexible payment plans. Some ticket packages also come with a Paddock Tour before the announcement for “Riders Up!”
     In addition, you also get full VIP fast access pass to the stands or suite that you are watching the race in so you don’t have to wait in line to enter. Packages also come with your choice of a three or four nights stay at one of Louisville’s luxurious hotels, with some packages including transportation to and from the track. Since most hotels are booked way in advance of the Derby for those days, packages make it super easy to get your accommodations.
     Your ticket package also comes with an Official Kentucky Derby gift bag in remembrance of your amazing experience. So what are you waiting for?!

     Kentucky Derby Official Ticket Packages come with a variety of great insides into the Derby experience that make it so easy for you to attend this bucket list event. You know what that means? Grab your most fashionable Derby hat and get to booking!

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