Grandstand Sapphire | Taste of Derby


Kick off your Derby weekend at the Taste of Derby party on Thursday night, then spend two days watching horses thunder past your 2nd floor grandstand reserved seat located on the homestretch with access to a Grandstand Sapphire - Taste of Derby Ticket Package.

Package Inclusions

Kentucky Oaks & Derby Seating

2-Day Ticket | Friday & Saturday

  • Section 223
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  • 2nd Floor Grandstand: Bleacher-Style Seating
  • Elevated Homestretch View
  • Not Covered

*All pricing is per person

Ticket to the Taste of Derby

Enjoy gourmet food and wine pairings by masterful chefs from renowned, world-class tracks on the eve of the Oaks.

Food Tastings

Wine Pairings

Premium Open Bar

Red Carpet & Valet Service

LIVE Entertainment

In-Track Concessions

Indulge in all the flavors of the Kentucky Derby with In-Track Concessions, including access to unlimited traditional Churchill Downs concession options, unique small vendors and premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Exclusive Insider Extras

  • On-site Trip Directors
  • VIP Fast Access Pass
    Allows for faster and more secure access into Churchill Downs
  • Derby Experiences Lanyard & Ticket Sleeve

Programming and Experiences are subject to change based on local health and safety guidelines at the time of the event. Derby Experiences’ Celebrity Jockey Meet-and-Greets, Live Entertainment or other Package Inclusions may be hosted virtually or in-person.

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Book your 3-night stay with our Derby Experiences partnered hotels. Look at multiple options in practical locations, with daily round-trip transportation to Churchill Downs.