Celebrity Meet & Greets

From musicians to legendary jockeys to Hollywood celebrities, your Derby weekend will be elevated to the ultimate experience!

Scheduled appearances announced in early Spring, in advance of the Derby weekend. Subscribe to our newsletter for updates on where to be and catch us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for breaking news, specials and contests with #DerbyVIP.

Meet Celebrity Jockeys

In the previous years, Derby Experiences hosted Celebrity Jockeys Pat Day, Jacinto Vasquez, two-time Kentucky Derby winner, Steve Cauthen, Hall of Famer and Triple Crown Winner, Chris McCarron, Hall of Famer and Jean Cruguet, Triple Crown Winner. Theses legendary Jockeys circulated throughout the Derby Experiences’ in-track hospitality venues for meet & greets and autograph signings on Oaks and Derby Days.

Meet Pro Football Hall of Famers

In 2016, Derby Experiences hosted three Pro Football Hall of Famers in the Turf Club: Shannon Sharpe, Thurman Thomas, & Warren Moon. They were seated in the Stakes Room area and available for a Chalk Talk in Aristides Lounge and Affirmed Lounge in between races.

Meet Musicians

Previous years performers included Grammy-winning artist, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans, Taylor Hicks & Elise Testone from American Idol®, Calvin Taylor of the original Drifters and local favorite, The Blue Dogs.

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