The Kentucky Derby: “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports”
On the first Saturday of May, all eyes turn to Churchill Downs racetrack for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown. This guide prepares you for Kentucky Derby Day, linking to best sources for race history and traditions, race coverage, travel advice and party-throwing tips, as well as where to bet the Kentucky Derby.
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The Kentucky Derby is an all-day party for everyone, from the big shots in Millionaire's Row to the masses on the infield. If you want to experience Derby Day for yourself, use this section for advice on getting to Louisville, going to the track and making the most of your trip.
- For more advice on booking airline tickets and hotels, visit the findingDulcinea Travel Web Guide.
- A small number of reserved seats are available on the official Web site of Churchill Downs. Other reserved seats can be purchased from online ticket brokers, which are listed in the findingDulcinea Web Guide to Sports.
- Buying from scalpers is another option, but be advised that Churchill Downs is particularly vigilant about cracking down on scalpers and resold tickets.
- There are an unlimited number of general admission tickets available for $40 at every entrance gate. These tickets give you access to the infield and the paddock area. However, the infield is not for the fastidious or the faint of heart.