The Countdown is ON! The 2015 Kentucky Derby is Almost Here!

Posted by Jaclyn Harris on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

2014 Kentucky Derby Clubhouse YellowThe final countdown is on for the 2015 Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks®! The 50 days left marker was reached not too long ago and it's officially crunch time to get your last minute access.

Now, if you've already secured your spot at Churchill Downs® for the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, then you're set. This PSA isn't for you. However, if you're a known procrastinator and have yet to book your Kentucky Derby experience, you should be taking notes.

Official Ticket Packages (AKA, the best way to attend Derby weekend) are selling out fast! And it's not too hard to see why. With tickets to both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby, exclusive in-track hospitality access, all-inclusive amenities, and much more all bundled together, there is no better way to attend (or afford) the Run for the Roses!

Read on to see which Official Ticket Package options remain to find the best fit for you and your group. It's time to get your 2015 Kentucky Derby experience rolling!

Yellow Clubhouse Packages

Yellow Clubhouse Kentucky Derby Derby ExperiencesWith seating in Section 111,
Yellow Clubhouse Official Ticket Packages grant you access to one of the most unbelievable vantage points you can have at the 2015 Kentucky Derby. Located lower level, right on the rail, these uncovered box seats are positioned right at the first turn offering you unparalleled views of the horses breaking from the gate, rounding the first turn (right in front of you!), running into the backstretch, and then racing toward the finish line!

View video footage of the 2014 Kentucky Derby from Section 111>>

Although the horses will be out of your direct line of sight when they're on the backstretch, the world's largest HD video board will be your eyes keeping the horses in few during the whole race.

Included in a Yellow Clubhouse Package is access to Citation Lounge, located directly behind your seats. Citation Lounge is an enclosed hospitality venue where you'll find complimentary fare, a cash bar (Mint Juleps, anyone?), self-service wagering stations, and simulcast TV coverage of the track.  

Not to mention, celebrity jockeys Pat Day and Steve Cauthen will be visiting Citation Lounge to meet YOU throughout the weekend! Talk about a VIP experience!

With a Yellow Clubhouse Package, you'll also receive a VIP Fast Access Pass granting you a quicker entrance to Churchill through Gate 10, and an official Derby Experiences' gift bag brimming with official merchandise.

You can even opt to include hotel accommodations in Louisville and ground transportation to and from the track in your package.


Pink Clubhouse Packages

With seating in Sections 114 and 115, Pink Clubhouse Packages put you on the lower level just a short distance from the finish line! From here, you'll be located right up front as the horses break from the gate and race past you into the first turn. Then, you'll see them round the final bend and run to the photo finish!

Depending on the row you're seated in, you will either be outside or under cover.

With this Official Ticket Package, you'll also receive access to Citation Lounge and its amenities, such as private wagering stations, a cash bar, a one-time lunch buffet, and simulcast TV coverage of the track. Needless to say, meeting Pat Day and Steve Cauthen is in your future!

VIP Fast Access Passes and an official Derby Experiences gift bag will also be included with your
Pink Clubhouse Package, and you can opt to include accommodations and transportation, as well.


Black Clubhouse Packages

Black Clubhouse Packages offer coveted views of the horses rounding the first turn and then racing into the photo finish. With seats located either under cover or out in the open of Section 113, Black Clubhouse Packages pair a fantastic vantage point of the races with Citation Lounge hospitality.

Within Citation, you'll have access to a cash bar, complimentary gourmet fare, self-service wagering stations, celebrity jocky meet-and-greets, and simulcast TV coverage of the on-track activities. Located only a short distance from your seats with public restrooms located close by, this hospitality venue is the perfect oasis to relax in throughout the crowded race days.

And Black Clubhouse Packages even include VIP Fast Access Passes to get you into Churchill quicker on race days. 

Want to bundle all aspects of your trip into one price? Derby Experiences offers the option to include luxurious accommodations in Louisville and ground transportation to and from the track each day in
Black Clubhouse Official Ticket Packages!


Orange Grandstand Packages + Party Packages

2014 Kentucky Derby Grandstand Orange ViewNow, if you opt for a Orange Grandstand Package, you have two options: a regular
Official Ticket Package or a Party Package featuring Derby Experiences' Fillies & Lilies Party. The only difference between the two being the party access.

With a Orange Grandstand Package, you'll have seats in Sections 323-325, on the third floor of the Main Grandstand, either outside or under cover depending on the row. From here, you'll be able to see the horses load into the starting gate, break from the gate and fight for the rail, race into the first turn, round the last bend, and then give their all running down the last stretch to the finish line.

When the horses are out of view on the backstretch, you'll have the Churchill Downs' big screen located directly in front of you to be your eyes.

With this Official Ticket Package, you'll receive access to the Affirmed Lounge hospitality venue located in the Kentucky Derby Museum, only a short distance from your seats in the Grandstand. 

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This indoor venue boasts open beer, wine and soft drinks, cocktails available for purchase, complimentary gourmet fare, live wagering tellers, simulcast TV coverage of the track, and celebrity jockey meet-and-greets with Pat Day and Steve Cauthen!

In addition, the Affirmed Lounge will host a live performance by American Idol® winner, Taylor Hicks, during the day!

With a Orange Grandstand Official Ticket Package, you'll also receive a VIP Fast Access Pass granting you a quicker entrance to the track, and accommodations and transportation can be included.


Now, if you opt for an Orange Grandstand Party Package, you'll also receive an invite to the second annual Fillies & Lilies Party on the eve of the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

The Fillies & Lilies Party will feature a live musical performance by country music's sweetheart, Sara Evans! As you listen to Evans perform, you'll be able to enjoy complimentary heavy hors d'oeuvres, a premium open bar and a bourbon lounge. Magician to the stars, Matthew Furman, will also be in attendance to wow you with his latest tricks and illusions.

Just imagine! Dancing the night away to great music in the intimate setting of the Kentucky Derby Museum, amidst the allure of Derby exhibits honoring America's oldest sporting event! It doesn't get any better than that.

Aqua Grandstand Packages + Party Packages

Just like Orange Grandstand, Aqua offers both a regular Official Ticket Package and a Party Package, the only difference being Fillies & Lilies Party access.

With a Aqua Grandstand Package, you'll receive tickets to Section 327 of the Grandstand, the brand new, uncovered seating area. What makes this location unique, is your hospitality venue is directly attached to your seats creating an outdoor "suite" feel. 

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From Section 327, you'll have incredible views of the horses breaking from the gate, racing down into the first turn, rounding the last turn right in front of you, and running down the stretch to the finish line! The HD video board is located directly in front of you, getting you a closer look at the action.

At your leisure, you can walk up from your seat into the Sunny's Halo Lounge in the Grandstand Pavilion hospitality venue to take advantage of its amenities. Within Sunny's Halo Lounge, you'll find open beer, wine and soft drink options, complimentary lunch buffets, and celebrity jockey meet-and-greets with Pat Day and Steve Cauthen.

Last year, stars like the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders even made an appearance! To complete your package, you'll receive a VIP Fast Access Pass and you can opt to include accommodations and ground transportation.


If you opt for an Aqua Grandstand Party Package, you'll receive the exact same amenities, but also a ticket to the Fillies & Lilies Party featuring Sara Evans.

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Enjoy the live music, premium open bar, bourbon lounge, and complimentary fare throughout the night as you celebrate the upcoming running of the 141st Kentucky Derby!


Book Your Experience NOW!

Ready to book your experience to the 2015 Kentucky Derby? Then call 1-888-384-7088 to speak to a representative or visit Derby Experiences' website for additional information. And be sure to join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #DerbyVIP and #KyDerby!

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