Join us at Churchill Downs for the most electric two minutes in sport as you experience the stylish Kentucky Derby the way it was meant to be seen – up close and personal. See the sweat glistening on the shoulders of thoroughbred giants, sip mint juleps in the prestigious clubhouse and attend the hottest celebrity-filled parties in town. This itinerary will give you an excellent view of the entire track from an elevated perspective with seating for a stunning Finish Line view, access to a luxurious in-track, climate controlled venue including live entertainment, premium open bar, all-you-can-eat buffets, wagering kiosks, simulcast TV coverage, celebrity Jockey appearances, VIP entrances, an official gift bag, premium hotel, Taste of Derby entrance, premium airport transfers and much more!
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Kick off this Kentucky Derby weekend by attending the annual Taste of Derby. Presented by Yum! Brands, this celebration combines cuisine, racing and tons of style. The evening highlights dishes from popular horse racing destinations across the country. Chefs local to these cities prepare tastes of their signature dishes and pair them with delectable wines allowing guests to sample an array of flavors. While sampling these delicacies, guest can mingle with horseracing celebrities. Live entertainment will top off the extraordinary evening! Partial proceeds of this event will also go to benefit hunger relief organizations.
The Seelbach Hilton Hotel (4*) is ideally situated in the center of downtown Louisville's arts and culture community. You'll find the Kentucky International Convention Center only three blocks away. The hotel offers you the atmosphere of a bygone era coupled with modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology - including high-speed internet access in all rooms. Step into the "golden era" at The Oakroom, Kentucky's first and only AAA Five Diamond restaurant award-winner since 1998. Hand-carved lion's head columns, ornate wood accents and brass chandeliers are reminiscent of its original gentlemen's-billiards-hall décor originating around 1907. Experience the heart and soul of Kentucky with a visit to Old Seelbach Bar, now restored to its authentic, early 1900 décor. For those who want to work out the hotel provide a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Upon your arrival to the track you will receive an exclusive package with your 3rd floor Clubhouse Gold tickets, access to a the Premium service-in-track Hospitality, VIP Fast Access Pass, and an Offical Kentucky Derby® 140 Gift Bag.
An excellent view of the entire track from an elevated perspective with seating for a stunning Finish Line view, access to a luxurious in-track climate controlled venue including live entertainment, open premium bar, gourmet food buffets, Wagering Kiosks, simulcast TV coverage self service wagering facilities, celebrity jockey appearance, VIP entrances, an Official gift bag and more!
The Kentucky Oaks event is as old as the “Run for the Roses” but features fillies and lilies and lots of things women love. The Kentucky Oaks is famous for Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies staged annually in Louisville. Known as the “Lilies for the Fillies”, the winner receives a large garland of lilies and silver Kentucky Oaks Trophy. With a chilled mint julep in your hand, you will bask in the unforgettable atmosphere with beautiful ladies wearing fancy hats juxaposed by horses charging towards their stake to victory.
Semi-Private transfers are available and included in your itinerary.
This exclusive Kentucky Derby® experience is inclusive of an in-suite full hospitality venue located in the Secretariat Lounge located un the 2nd floor Clubhouse area. This venue provides an opportunity to meet and greet with some celebrity past and present jockey's. An Open Bar is available offering non–alcoholic beverages (Alcoholic beverages for purchase, are not included) between 8AM and 6PM, married along with some Gourmet Food Buffets from 11AM to 4PM. Private self-service Wagering Stations and simulcast TV coverage is also made available in this venue.
We will arrive early to allow for plenty of time to enjoy the parade of hats on display. From the fantastic to the sublime the quirky to the extravagant, there are no rules or limits. The more refined and elegant ladies sport classy, fashionable styles in the clubhouse and paddock, while the eccentric and downright outrageous headgear is reserved for the infield. Sit back and watch the action from the your seats until the moment of the race, when an audience of over 150,000 suddenly falls silent in hushed anticipation of the starting bell. After the adrenaline-rush of watching the winner cross the finish line right before your eyes, take some time to enjoy the post-race scene before returning to your hotel by transfer.
Experience why Kentucky is world famous! This fun and informative tour takes you through the heart and soul of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. See a world class private farm that are home to current and future Derby stars and studs. Some of the Farms visited include...
WinStar: Home of three time sire of the year Distorted Humor and two time Breeders’ Cup Classic Winner Tiznow.Pin Oak Farm: Home of Bob and John (G1 winner), Sky Classic (4-time champion).Ashford Stud: Home of Giants Causeway and Fusaichi Pegasus.Adena Springs: Home of Awesome Again, El Prado, Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, Macho Uno, Congaree and Kentucky Derby Winner Giacomo.Darley America: Based at the historic Jonabell Farm, home of Street Cry and Kentucky Derby Winner Street Sense.Normandy Farm: Unique L-shaped barn built to replicate a barn in Normandy, home to famous Thoroughbred mares & foals.
Some of the Distilleries visited include...
Buffalo Trace Distillery: This distillery dates back more than 200 years and was recently named to the National Historic Register. It stands on the site of an ancient buffalo trace, a pathway across the Kentucky River. Buffalo Trace has won more international awards in the last decade than any other distillery. Blanton’s, the first singlebarrel bourbon, is made there. A tasting of bourbons will be served. The actual horse farm and distillery locations may be subject to change.
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