“Derby Experiences” 2013 Packages To Include Party Invites, Luxury Out Of State Transportation And Extended-Stay Opportunities

By Press Release | September 13, 2012

Louisville, KY (Sept. 13, 2012) – Churchill Downs® and QuintEvents® will put fans, groups and businesses into made-to-order packages including the biggest parties of Kentucky Derby Week in 2013 with the “Derby Experiences” travel experience program.

The 139th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby® Presented by Yum! Brands is set for Saturday, May 4, 2013 with the $1 million Kentucky Oaks® – the Derby’s sister race for fillies –  on Friday, May 3, 2013. Derby Experiences, the Official Experience Package Provider to Churchill Downs for the two races, offering official packages of travel, accommodations, tickets, tourism attractions and amenities for Derby week, has sold out every year since 2008, increasing the Derby’s economic impact on Greater Louisville by exposing fans to other regional destinations.   

The program packages, including specifics on hotels and on-site hospitality, are detailed at www.DerbyExperiences.com (888) 384-7088.  Official packages range in price from $799 to $11,599.  Packages include a variety of products and services including tickets to the Oaks and Derby, hotel rooms, ground transportation, fast access passes, in-track hospitality centers with live entertainment, celebrity jockeys and food and beverage service, horse farm tours, distillery tours, etc. If you cannot find the exact combination of the above products and services, Derby Experiences will customize a package for you.

For the first time, Derby Experiences has added luxury motor coach packages to its roster of offerings. The all-new “Derby Bus Tour” will offer comfortable regional round-trip transportation aboard lavish motor coaches to/from the Chicago and Indianapolis areas and Louisville.  

Customers can choose Party Packages, attending Taste of the Derby™ (Thursday, May 2, 2013) or The Winner’s Party (Saturday evening following the Kentucky Derby and featuring the winning jockey, trainer and ownership) in conjunction with the other elements of the Derby Week experience in the Official Ticket Package offering.  For earlier Louisville arrivals, additional experiences including horse farm and distillery tours, museum visits, golf and other amenities can be part of a customized set of turn-key arrangements at a variety of price levels.

The “Derby Experiences” program also provides fans with a secure buying platform, rather than ticket brokers or the secondary market channels that can be risky and uncertain.  All ticket and hospitality packages come direct from Churchill Downs.  

Among the benefits in the top-tier “Derby Experiences” packages are open bar, gourmet buffets, private wagering stations, VIP Fast Access into Churchill Downs, simulcast TV coverage and accommodations at The Galt House, The Brown, The Seelbach or The Marriott, Louisville’s finest hotels.

In addition to its relationship with Churchill Downs, Charlotte-based QuintEvents is also an official provider of similar services for the Breeders’ Cup, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the Formula 1™ series of worldwide auto races, and the new Circuit of The Americas™ auto racing facility in Austin, TX.