Give the Gift of an Experience: 2014 Kentucky Derby® Ticket Packages

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Fri, Dec 20, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Let me paint you a picture: You’re maneuvering through the crowded, traffic-filled parking lots at your local mall and you finally find a spot. You had to park so far away that you’re walking (what seems like) a mile into the mall to finish your holiday shopping.

Once inside, you’re struggling through the crowded aisles and busy walkways, making it difficult to find the gifts on your list. Once you find what your loved ones want, you find yourself waiting in long lines to make your purchases before finally fighting traffic on your way home.

It might not be pretty, but it’s a realistic picture, right?

This holiday season give your loved ones the gift they really want. The gift of a bucket list experience that will leave all their friends jealous of your creativity and thoughtfulness. Send them to Churchill Downs® for the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks® and the Kentucky Derby®! And give them the gift of unparalleled access, exclusive inclusions and VIP amentities!

I know, I know. You’re thinking, “That sounds expensive.” Wrong!

Derby Experiences is offering the gift of holiday savings until Dec. 31! This means that select 2014 Kentucky Derby® hotel packages are 10% off and select race day packages are 5% off!

Take a look at what your 2014 Kentucky Derby® experience could look like with these holiday savings deals:

The Blue Grandstand – Hotel or Raceday Packages

The Blue Grandstand puts you in a prime seating location with access to the brand new Sunny’s Halo Lounge rooftop party deck! This grants you an elevated view of the starting line and final stretch, ensuring you don’t miss a second of the action.

Inside Sunny’s Halo Lounge party venue, you’ll find a complimentary one-time lunch buffet, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, and snacks and cocktails available for purchase. Not to mention, there will be simulcast TV coverage of the events taking place on the track and a meet & greet with a celebrity jockey!

With a hotel package, you’ll also receive three nights accommodations at a luxurious Louisville hotel and motor coach transportation to the track each day.

Because of the Blue Grandstand’s space capabilities, it’s a great place to throw a fun and memorable birthday, bachelor or bachelorette party! And because Derby Experiences is an Official Partner with Churchill Downs®, we can ensure that your whole group will be seated together.

Blue Grandstand Upgrade: Fillies & Lilies Party

Hosted by Derby Experiences, the first annual Fillies & Lilies Party is set to be a night to remember! Held directly after the Kentucky Oaks® in the Kentucky Derby Museum, there will be a live performance by Wynonna Judd and The Big Noise!

Additionally, there will be a premium open bar, a bourbon lounge, heavy hors d’oeuvres, dancing and more! Magician Matthew Furman will also be in the audience captivating guests with his magic tricks and mind illusions.

The Fillies & Lilies Party is gong to one of the biggest parties of the weekend and event that you don’t want to miss!

The Yellow Clubhouse – Hotel or Raceday Packages

The Yellow Clubhouse offers a unique vantage point of the first turn and the photo-finish! Paired with the Citation Lounge Hospitality venue, you’ll receive a complimentary one-time lunch buffet, snacks for purchase throughout the day and a cash bar.

Not to mention, there are self-service wagering kiosks, a special celebrity jockey appearance and simulcast TV coverage of the track festivities.

You’ll also receive a VIP Fast Access Pass allowing you to skip the lines to enter Churchill Downs®, and an Official Kentucky Derby® 140 Gift Bag.

With hotel packages, you’ll receive three nights accommodations in Louisville and transportation to and from the track each day.

Want to upgrade this ticket package? Get access to the Winner’s Party following the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby®!

Give your loved ones the gift that keeps on giving! The gift of the Kentucky Derby® experience! Get more information on 2014 Kentucky Derby® Official Ticket Packages today!


10% Off Hotel Package Code: DEHOLIDAY10


5% Off Raceday Packages Code: DEHOLIDAY5

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