Get a Bird’s Eye View of Churchill Downs in the Derby Room

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Wed, Jun 11, 2014 @ 12:28 PM

The Kentucky Derby draws in a huge crowd – at the 140th running 164,906 people attended, the second largest in history! And with Churchill Downs being an older facility and historic landmark, the layout is not exactly designed to hold crowds of this capacity.

Once inside the hallways of the Clubhouse and Grandstand, you and your group have to navigate cramped quarters until you reach your destination within: Derby Experiences hospitality areas, the food court or your seat. But there is a solution to dealing with these large crowds.

The secret is getting access to the hospitality and viewing areas of the Jockey Club Suites. You know those escalators in the Clubhouse that you can’t help but wonder where they go? Oh yes, they lead to the secret, most exclusive area of Churchill Downs.

What’s within the Jockey Club Suites? Well, the Derby Room for starters! Take a look at what makes this dual hospitality and seat location so unique and one of the most desired vantage points to watch the Kentucky Derby!

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See the View from the Clubhouse>>

The View from the Derby Room

2014 Kentucky Derby Derby Room View 1The Derby Room offers some of the most impressive views of the track! Because of its location on the fourth floor of the Jockey Club Suites, you’d have a bird’s eye view of the track, being able to see the each bend, parts of the backstretch, the final straight, and the finish line. Essentially, none of the race is not within view, but just in case, the world’s largest HD video board is right in front of you to ensure you see the race in its entirety.

And did I mention you’d be watching the races on the Derby Room’s private balcony directly attached to the hospitality?

Picture this: You’re inside the Derby Room throughout the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby race days enjoying the premium open bar and complimentary gourmet food buffets, and then you hear the trumpet sound announcing the next race.

2014 Kentucky Derby Derby Room TerraceSo you mosey your way out along the patio and watch the races LIVE! That’s right! No shifting through crowds, no trying to find your seat, no hassles – it’s that simple and it’s that convenient.

The Hospitality

Within the Derby Room hospitality area, you’ll not only have access to a premium open bar and complimentary gourmet fare, but you’ll also have access to private wagering stations. There is also full simulcast TV coverage of the festivities taking place in Churchill Downs in between races ensuring you don’t miss a beat of what’s taking place on the ground below you.

2014 Kentucky Derby Derby Room 2You’ll also receive a VIP Fast Access Pass granting you a quicker and more secure entrance to Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days, and on-site trip directors to answer any questions you might have before, during or after Kentucky Derby weekend.

Official Kentucky Derby gift bags brimming with Derby souvenirs are also included with Derby Room access.

How do YOU get in the Derby Room?

With Official Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages from Derby Experiences! With Derby Experiences Official Partnership with Churchill Downs, you’ll receive the best and most exclusive access within the Derby Room with tickets to both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby.

With all the inclusions offered above included at one price, planning a trip to the Kentucky Derby has never been so simple.

Additionally, Official Derby Room Ticket Packages also include optional transportation to and from the track each day, and luxurious accommodations in Louisville!

So what are you waiting for? Find out how you can become a Kentucky Derby VIP today and watch the Oaks and Derby LIVE from the Derby Room! Call 1-888-384-7088 or visit Derby Experiences website for more information.

And be sure to join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #DerbyVIP and #KyDerby!

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Topics: Kentucky Derby

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