Exclusive In-track Hospitality Party Venue Access

Only offered with Derby Experiences' Official Ticket Packages

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. Not available on the grounds 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 have hosted Celebrity 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. These legendary Jockeys circulated throughout our in-track hospitality venues for meet & greets and autograph signings on Oaks and Derby Days.

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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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Deluxe 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.

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.

SMARTY JONES LOUNGE
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Classic Venue

An elegant chalet with open seating, this venue offers a lunch buffet, cash bar, celebrity jockey meet-and-greet, wagering stations, and more.

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