Plan Your Visit to the 2017 Kentucky Derby®!

Posted by Darragh Farrelly on Tue, Oct 18, 2016

The history, the hats, the allure of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sport,” The Kentucky Derby, held on the first Saturday of May, brings a nation to a standstill as the country’s best three-year-old thoroughbreds race over a mile-and-a-quarter at Churchill Downs® in the world’s most renowned race. In 2017, plan your visit with us.

Quite simply put, there is no other sporting event like it. The Kentucky Derby encompasses everything that is great about not just horse racing, but sport as a whole. The University of Louisville Marching Band belting out a rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home”, the excitement as the horses take off from the starting gate, the fashion, sipping on mint juleps while hoping your horse is first past the post, the Derby has it all.

Our Unique Packages

Derby Experiences has every type of package to cater towards all levels of clientele. With our Premium Packages, immerse yourself in the heart of the action with breathtaking views of the entire track with our elevated viewing platforms. With Stakes Room access, clients will have access to our exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality that includes a premium open bar, gourmet food buffets and private wagering stations.

The Clubhouse Packages we provide to guests with stunning views of the finish line. Enjoy your Clubhouse Purple experience with Aristides Lounge access that includes Meet-&-Greets with racing legends Pat Day and Laffit Pincay, as well as all-you-can-eat buffets, self-service wagering stations and live entertainment.

Stadium-style seating is provided to those who avail of our unique Grandstand Packages. Sunny’s Halo Lounge Access is provided for clients enjoying the Derby with Grandstand Aqua access. Pat Day and Laffit Pincay will be on hand for a meet-&-greet, as well as complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks.

Couple your whole Derby experience with tickets to the Taste of Derby™ by choosing one of our Party Packages.  Clubhouse Black offers race-goers with an unrestricted view of the first turn and the finish line, as well as access to the Taste of Derby. Rub shoulders with celebrities while sampling the delicacies provided while enjoying the live entertainment.


Unbeatable Hospitality

What sets Derby Experiences apart is our dedication to providing our clients with the experience of a lifetime. We are more than just tickets. Our Hospitality Venues offer a sanctuary from the elements, a place to reunite with your group and the luxury of a private dining area with comfortable seating that is not available anywhere else on the grounds of Churchill Downs.

Our hospitality venues feature Derby fare buffets, premium bars, simulcast televisions, self-service wagering facilities, private restrooms, LIVE Entertainment and more. Plus, all include the opportunity to meet and snap a picture with a legendary Jockey over Derby weekend! 

Party The Night Away

Get access to one of our unique Derby parties. With access available on a first-come, first-serve basis, wine and dine the night away with live entertainment and exquisite cuisine by attending our Taste of Derby party. With all proceeds benefitting hunger relief organizations, this is the perfect way to sign off on a day at the track.


Held on the evening before the big race, our Fillies & Lillies party is the official kick-off event for the Kentucky Derby! Featuring multi-million dollar selling country superstar Clint Black, make your Derby experience simply unforgettable with a night of heavy hors d’oeuvres, a premium open bar, and a private lounge while indulging in the sultry sounds of old-school country for a night you will never forget. Located right on the grounds of Churchill Downs in the Derby Museum, this intimate setting at America’s oldest sporting event is idyllic.

In years gone by, our Winners Party has seen the winning owner, trainer and jockey attend. This year, cap off a memorable trip to the Kentucky Derby and sign off on a thrilling day’s racing at the world’s most exciting race by attending an evening of dancing and celebration.

What Are You Waiting For?

Book your spot to the 2017 Kentucky Derby® by choosing one of our unique ticket packages. As the Official Experience Package Provider to Churchill Downs® for the Kentucky Oaks® and the Kentucky Derby, we give race fans trackside exclusives and unique hospitality that is simply not available anywhere else! Not only will patrons be given VIP Fast Access into Churchill Downs on both Oaks and Derby days, transportation to and from the track will also be provided.


Complete your experience with celebrity jockey meet-&-greets and LIVE entertainment while indulging in our open bars and unrestricted viewing of Churchill Downs. Make sure you are there in 2017 for this bucket list event!

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