Exclusive In-Track Hospitality Access

Only offered with Derby Experiences' Official Ticket Packages

Our hospitality venues offer a place to reunite with your group, enjoy food and beverage options, and gives you the luxury of a private area with comfortable seating within the gates of Churchill Downs®. 

There are three levels of venues available with Official Ticket Packages; Classic, Deluxe and Premium.

Venues can 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!


Meet Celebrities

Our featured Jockeys are available for meet & greets and autograph signings exclusively in the Derby Experiences’ hospitality venues on Oaks and Derby day.

In previous years, Derby Experiences has hosted Renowned Jockeys Pat Day, winner of nine Triple Crown™ races, 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.

ARISTIDES LOUNGE
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Premium Venue

This in-track, climate-controlled venue offers live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffets, a premium open bar, celebrity jockey meet-and-greet, wagering stations, and more.

AFFIRMED LOUNGE
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Premium Venue

Located in the Derby Museum, this venue offers live entertainment, all-you-can-eat buffets, a bourbon lounge, full bars, live wagering tellers, celebrity jockey meet-and-greet, and more.

SUNNY'S HALO
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Deluxe Venue

Situated outdoors on a rooftop, this in-track venue offers an expansive view of the track, lunch buffet, cocktails, live betting parlor, celebrity jockey meet-and-greet, & more.

WHIRLAWAY LOUNGE
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Deluxe Venue

This climate controlled, in-track venue is located behind the Paddock and comes complete with a lunch buffet, beer, wine and soft drinks.

CITATION LOUNGE
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Classic Venue

This exclusive venue offers reserved seating, heavy hors d’oeuvres, lunch buffet, cash bar, wagering stations, celebrity jockey meet-and-greet, & more.

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