Brighten Up the Holidays with Derby Experiences

Posted by Kristen Doolan on Mon, Dec 19, 2016 @ 12:04 PM

Have you completed your holiday shopping yet? With major holidays around the corner, you better get on it! What better way to surprise your loved one’s than with a gift and experience with memories that will last a lifetime. Derby Experiences offers just that. As the Official Ticket Package Provider for Churchill Downs®, Derby Experiences offers a wide variety for your 2017 Kentucky Derby® experience. From kickoff parties to celebrating the winner and everything in between, below are some options for choosing how to gift a trip to the Kentucky Derby®.


IMG_2186.jpgPremium packages to the Kentucky Derby® are the cream of the crop. Best vantage points, highest level seating, premium hospitality venues and more. Choose from the Derby Room to Turf Club to Millionaires Row and more to complete your Kentucky Derby® and Kentucky Oaks® experience.

Official Ticket Package – Stakes Room: Providing breathtaking views of the entire track from its viewing platform on the finish line, Stakes Room offers an indoor hospitality like no other. Having access to the Stakes Room Balcony also allows you and your guests to explore other vantage points of the track, the paddock and iconic Twin Spires. Your exclusive, full-service, in-suite hospitality venue includes a premium open bar, gourmet food buffets, private wagering stations to avoid those long lines, closed-circuit TV coverage, celebrity appearances and more. Add on travel and lodging to complete your premium Kentucky Derby® experience.


Be there to witness history complete its course again at Kentucky’s finest tradition with Clubhouse seating. Offering the perfect vantage point of the first turn, this category seating provides and impeccable view of the start. Choose from many different options including mixing and matching hospitality, official Kentucky Derby parities, views and more.

Official Ticket Package – The Clubhouse Courtyard: Have stunning views of both the first turn and finish line with this seating option. The Clubhouse Courtyard is third-floor, open-air box seating with access to in-suite hospitality and combined with a ticket to Kentucky Derby’s official kickoff party, the Fillies & Lilies Party featuring country superstar Clint Black.


IMG_2111.jpgWith privileged views of the track, starting and finish line, Grandstand seating is the perfect option for your 2017 Kentucky Derby® adventure. Watch as the finest three-year-old thoroughbreds come through the final stretch as they race for their chance to make a stamp in Kentucky’s history. One of the many favorites from insider extras included in the Grandstand packages is the VIP Fast Access Pass, allowing you to pass by the long lines at Churchill Downs®.

Official Ticket Package- Grandstand Orange: Enjoy the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby from your 3rd floor Grandstand box seating in fold back chairs. Spanning across sections 323, 324 and 325, Grandstand Orange includes access to the Affirmed Lounge. Within your exclusive premium hospitality enjoy celebrity jockey meet and greets with legends Pat Day and Laffit Pincay, complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks, all-you-can-eat lunch buffet, live wagering tellers, live entertainment and more!

Finish Your Holiday Shopping with Derby Experiences!

Secure your spot for the 2017 Kentucky Derby® this holiday season. With many Official Ticket Package options spanning from Premium, Clubhouse and Grandstand, you can’t go wrong with Derby Experiences. Explore more of our ticket package options by clicking the button below and choose a gift and memory that will last a lifetime for your loved ones!

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Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 


Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.


Evan Chronis

Evan Chronis was born in Omaha, Nebraska but has made his home in south Charlotte for almost two decades. A Tar Heel born and bred, Evan received his B.A in Media and Journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is an avid Boston sports fan thanks to his family’s New England roots, and a fanboy of Wes Anderson films.