How to Get Turf Club Tickets for the Kentucky Derby

Posted by Evan Chronis on Wed, Dec 12, 2018 @ 08:00 AM

Some tickets to the Kentucky Derby® are harder to come by than others, and some require one of the most exclusive memberships in thoroughbred racing. 

Or so we thought. 

The Turf Club is indeed one of the exclusive spots at Churchill Downs® for the Kentucky Derby, and is consistently littered with high-profile figures, celebrities and athletes on Derby day. 

But the biggest secret is that you can be in the Turf Club during the biggest racing weekend of the year, and here's how: 

How Turf Club Works

The Turf Club at Churchill Downs is an exclusive club reserved for members and their guests throughout the year. It is located on the third floor of the clubhouse and offers a stunning view of the finish line. The Turf Club is an exclusive space that includes premium amenities like first-class service, fine dining accommodations, and a great vantage point of the track. 

A membership to the Turf Club at Churchill Downs is year-long, akin to a typical country club or PSL tickets, and entitles its members access during live meets with the exception of Kentucky Oaks® and Derby days. 

Turf Club

How to Buy Tickets Into Turf Club at Churchill Downs

Many people don't know this, but you don't need a Turf Club membership to get into the space on Derby and Oaks weekend. 

Through Derby Experiences, you can gain access to the Turf Club just by purchasing an Official Ticket Package. Currently, we offer two different tickets packages that can get you inside the Turf Club for the Kentucky Derby:

Turf Club & Roses Lounge

This premium package gets you inside the Turf Club to enjoy the premium open bar, gourmet food and live wagering stations. 

Dine at tables of 4, 6 or 8 while enjoying this exclusive, high-end venue for the most elite of the horse racing class to visit Churchill Downs. And keep an eye out, you'll likely see some of big name celebrities walking around. 

Go Inside the Turf Club

Turf Club — Row B

Get an unbeatable view of the finish line in this premium hospitality that puts you just one row away from the glass in the Turf Club. 

Dine with the elites of horse racing at indoor tables of 4 and enjoy the amenities of an area that is  closed off to the general public for most of the year. 

UPDATE: Turf Club — Row B is sold out for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but make sure to come back and check our offerings for the 2020 Derby.

Turf Club Room

Join Us at the 2019 Kentucky Derby

If you want to be in the Turf Club or just want to get the full experience at the 2019 Kentucky Derby, join us with an Official Ticket Package from Derby Experiences. Check out our complete offerings below:

2020 Kentucky Derby Official Ticket Packages

Topics: Kentucky Derby 2019

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