Starting Gate Dining


Indulge with reserved, indoor seating with access to gourmet food buffets and premium open bar, as well as access to the 7th floor rooftop, a tiered viewing platform with panoramic views of the track.

Package Inclusions

Kentucky Oaks & Derby Seating

2-Day Ticket | Friday & Saturday

  • Starting Gate Dining Room
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  • 4th, 5th or 6th Floor
  • Panoramic Track Views from Rooftop or Viewing Platforms
  • Indoor Reserved Table Seating

*All pricing is per person

Starting Gate Dining Hospitality

Spend Kentucky Derby weekend hanging out in Starting Gate Dining at your reserved table in an indoor, climate-controlled setting. This all-inclusive venue includes access to the rooftop garden viewing platform and balconies on each floor for some of the best track views at Churchill Downs.

Gourmet Chef’s Table Food Buffets
Indulge in an array of appetizers, mains, and desserts throughout the day.

Premium Open Bar
Enjoy Beer, Wine, Top-Shelf Liquor, Mint Juleps, Oaks Lilys, Soda & Coffee

Self-Service Wagering Stations
Easily place your bets and avoid lines at private wagering stations

Closed-Circuit Live TV Coverage
Don’t miss any action with plentiful TV’s showing live race coverage

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.

Package Pricing

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