Join the Club with Clubhouse Packages at the 2016 Kentucky Derby®!

Posted by Carolynn Wilcox on Mon, Aug 31, 2015 @ 14:00 PM

Churchill Downs Panoramic Track View

The 2016 Kentucky Derby® slated for next spring may seem unimaginably far away as the weather hasn’t yet begun to cool off for autumn, but in terms of procuring the best seats in the house, it’s coming up fast!  Packages are already selling out for this prestigious event, so don’t let this opportunity pass you by.  Our Clubhouse packages include tickets to both the Kentucky Derby as well as the Longines Kentucky Oaks, and can be upgraded to include a three-night hotel stay and transportation.  Check out the three featured Clubhouse packages below to get an idea of how we plan out every detail of your trip!

Clubhouse Gold

Stay cool in this climate-controlled venue as you enjoy an excellent view of the track with a stunning view of the Finish Line!  This selection includes 3rd floor Clubhouse Sections 315, 316, 317 and 319.  No need to get up – you can take in the race directly from your seat!  Also included are exclusive premium hospitality perks at Aristides Lounge, such as a celebrity jockey meet and greet with autograph signings and photo opps.

Choose Clubhouse Gold tickets and enjoy access to premium in-track hospitality, a VIP Fast Access Pass, on-site trip directors and much more!  Worried about where to stay?  Upgrade to reserve a three-night stay at the Galt House Hotel, Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown or Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown.

Kentucky Derby 2016 Clubhouse Gold Ticket Package

Clubhouse Purple

You won’t miss a second of the action with the Clubhouse Purple package!  Elevated seating provides an incredible selection of views.  Whether you choose a Finish Line view or a seat across from the 16th pole, you’ll still have an exceptional view of the start and grand finish of the races!  Access to Aristides Lounge is included, where you can enjoy the all-you-can-eat buffet before the race as well as a premium open bar and a celebrity jockey meet and greet. 

Select the Clubhouse Purple package for seats at the 3rd floor of the Clubhouse in Sections 220 and 312 to 314.  Uncovered as well as covered seating options are available!  In addition to all of the above, you’ll also receive access to full service in-track hospitality, on-site trip directors, a VIP Fast Access Pass, and more!  Experience the Derby without the hassle of trying to hunt down a hotel room; upgrade to reserve a three-night stay at the Galt House Hotel or the Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown.

Kentucky Derby 2016 Clubhouse Purple Ticket Package

Clubhouse Brown

Get in on the ground floor of the action with our Clubhouse Brown package!  Take in all the excitement from the eye-level Finish Line view after finishing a complimentary buffet prior to the race.  Clubhouse Brown guests also receive entrance to the upscale Citation Lounge, where a celebrity jockey will be present signing autographs and taking photos.  Simulcast TV coverage and self-service wagering stations will also be available!

Access to full service in-track hospitality as well as on-site trip directors and a VIP Fast Access Pass come standard with the Clubhouse Brown package – though there’s nothing ‘standard’ about this experience!  Tack on a three-night hotel stay to your package and save yourself the trouble of trying to make reservations in Louisville on Derby weekend.  Hotel options include the Courtyard by Marriott Louisville East and three other first-rate options!

Kentucky Derby 2016 Clubhouse Brown Ticket Package

Witness the 2016 Kentucky Derby®

In 2015, American Pharoah made history by becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown™ in more than 30 years.  Don’t miss the chance to see the action unfold!  Several of our packages have already sold out for the 2016 Derby, so don’t hesitate – book one of Derby Experiences’ Clubhouse packages to ensure a Derby experience you’ll want to write home about.  

Got a group?  Need hotel, transportation or concierge services?  Let us take care of the details for you!  Our Official Ticket Packages come direct from Churchill Downs®, ensuring VIP access, hospitality, commemorative souvenirs and more are all bundled together and ready to go with just a phone call or website visit!  

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