Starting Gate Dining


Indulge in reserved indoor seating with access to gourmet food buffets and a premium open bar; as well as access to the 4th, 5th, or 6th floor viewing platform with exceptional views of the track from Starting Gate Dining.

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 Viewing Platforms
  • Indoor Reserved Table Seating

*All pricing is per person

Starting Gate Dining Hospitality

Spend your 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 viewing platforms 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

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. To view a sample menu click here.

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

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Secure Your Travel Plans

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