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2013 Kentucky Derby Package Information
The three-year-old Thoroughbreds are ready to tear up the dirt at Churchill Downs, so get your Kentucky Derby Package from Vivid Seats and head down to Louisville to witness the "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." At Vivid Seats, we unite exceptional tickets with phenomenal hotel accommodations so there’s less work for you, and you can spend your time deciding if you’ll indulge first in a Mint Julep or chow down on some delicious burgoo. There’s no point in the process that our terrific customer support team won’t be there to aid you with any questions you have, and our 100% Buyers Guarantee is a testament to our confidence that your tickets will arrive on time, are authentic, and are exactly what you ordered, or your purchase will be refunded. We have stood by the quality of our service since 2001, and your satisfaction with your package is our primary interest.
As it has since its inception in 1875, Louisville, Kentucky’s own Churchill Downs will host “The Run for the Roses" on the first Saturday in May, and Vivid Seats is where you can get the Kentucky Derby package to see it from your preferred angle, be it the infield, "Millionaire's Row," or the grandstands. Scout out all of our ticket listings to find the package that you’re most interested in and make the trip to Churchill Downs for the exciting first leg of the US Triple Crown.
Kentucky Derby Corporate and Large Group Packages
Nothing beats seeing the most exciting one-and-a-quarter-mile race on American soil than witnessing it with the right people, so Vivid Seats is proud to assist you in making Kentucky Derby Package purchases for large groups or company trips. We’ll work with you to see to it that our bulk discounts are the best price available, so speak with our corporate sales team or call us at 1.800.840.9249 for more information about our Kentucky Derby Package offers.
Kentucky Derby Package Background Information
Horse racing has always been a part of Kentucky's history. Organized races date far back to the late 1700s when race courses were being built in Louisville and environs. In 1875, Kentucky Derby was established by Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky derby is known as the most prestigious Triple Crown events held on the first Saturday of May. It serves as the culmination event of the Kentucky Derby Festival which last for two weeks. The race is a one and a quarter mile race for three year old horses. The horses used for the race are thoroughbreds and are come from around the country.
The ‘Run of the Roses' dates back to 1875, and Aristides emerged as the race's first winner in front of about ten thousand derby spectators. It used to draw men and women in a happy laid back crowd setting who picnicked and gathered to watch the first major horse racing event of the world. As the judge booms out “Riders up” and the Louisville Band begins to play “My Kentucky Home”. Two minutes later the winner is presented with a garland of roses. Today, the race is now known as the Kentucky Derby gathering around 150,000 spectators.
To help you enjoy the event, the Kentucky Derby Package is being offered to provide a memorable experience for the upcoming may 3rd, 2008 edition of the event. The Kentucky Derby package offers an array of activities and tours around the Louisville area. The period of the event is marked with pageantry and parties and the Kentucky Derby Package helps you better experience them all. The package also helps secure seats and book hotels. The packages are offered at various package prices and with different package benefits.