Starting Gate Rooftop Garden


Located on the 7th floor of the Starting Gate Suites, the Starting Gate Rooftop Garden is an all-inclusive, fully covered, outdoor venue with panoramic track views, gourmet food options, premium open bars, and more.

Package Inclusions

Kentucky Oaks & Derby Seating

2-Day Ticket | Friday & Saturday

  • Starting Gate Rooftop Garden
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  • 7th Floor
  • Panoramic Track View
  • Outdoor, Covered Reserved Table Seating

*All pricing is per person

Starting Gate Rooftop Garden Hospitality

Located on the top floor of the Starting Gate Suites, Starting Gate Rooftop Garden is a covered, open-air venue with assigned table seating for relaxing and a spacious, tiered terrace for enjoying panoramic track views. With all-inclusive food and drink, you’ll never have to leave this extraordinary rooftop.

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 at private wagering stations on the rooftop.

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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