2015 Kentucky Derby
May 2, 2015 - Churchill Downs - Louisville, Kentucky
Packages, Tickets, Hotel, Travel, & Horse Farm Tours
Ladies, get your hats! Experience the fashion and sports event of the Year - The Kentucky Derby! Reserve Kentucky Derby Tickets and Tour Packages that can include lodging in Louisville, Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets, plus VIP options including exclusive parties!
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NEW TOURS AND NEW PRICES ONLINE NOW!
These tour packages can include tickets to the Derby & Oaks, hotel accommodations, breakfast daily, some meals, welcome dinner and gifts.
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Tour Area Horse Farms & See the Derby!
See where the best horses train before they compete in the Derby. Then head to Churchill
Downs for Derby Day. Fully guided including meals, transfers + tickets to the Kentucky Derby!
Kentucky Derby Tickets
Buy now for Kentucky Derby tickets, Kentucky Oaks Tickets, Barnstable Brown Tickets and the Kentucky Derby Breakfast! Derby tickets are available for all levels of seating at Churchill Downs.
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Kentucky Derby -- Churchill Downs -- Louisville, Kentucky --
The Kentucky Derby is located in Louisville, Kentucky is located in the heart of the Midwest of the United States of America and is located on the banks of the Ohio River. The most famous Thoroughbred Racing event that takes place every year in Louisville is the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Derby is one of the most historic and prestigious sporting events in the world. This race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses is held annually on the first Saturday in May, known as “the most exciting 2 minutes in sports.” The Derby is the 1st race of the “triple crown”, which is one of the greatest feats in all of sports. The Triple Crown is accomplished when a horse wins all three of the following races in the same year: The Preakness States, The Kentucky Derby, and The Belmont States.This feat was last accomplished in 1978, and is typically a buzz at the Kentucky Derby, as the winner of the Derby tends to be a favorite for the Triple Crown.
The Kentucky Derby race is held in Louisville at Churchill Downs. In addition to the race, the Kentucky Derby Festival provides entertainment for race fans for the 2 weeks leading up to the race.One of the attractions to Churchill Downs is the famed “Millionaire’s Row”, which is typically where celebrities come to watch the race. A trademark of this section is the big elaborate Kentucky Derby outfits and Kentucky Derby hats typically worn by women in this section. Derby Hats are some of the most elaborate and elegant hats created. Many in vibrate colors and designs by local area designers.
Louisville is also home to the legendary Louisville Slugger Museum and the Frazier International History Museum where the life and ideals of Muhammad Ali can be explored.
The 2008 winner of the Kentucky Derby Winner was Big Brown, who fell just short of completing the Triple Crown, as he fell behind down the stretch of the Belmont Stakes. The winner of the 2009 Derby was Mine That Bird and 2010 winner was Super Saver. Contenders for the 2011 Kentucky Derby include Uncle Mo and Dialed In.
Sports Traveler has Kentucky Derby Tickets and Travel Package Trips available! Tours packages can include Kentucky Derby Tickets, hotel lodging, event transfers plus VIP options.
Driving times to Louisville:
Atlanta: 7 hours
Birmingham: 6 1/2 hours
Chicago: 5 hours
Cincinnati: 2 hours
Cleveland: 6 1/2 hours
Columbus: 4 hours
Dayton: 3 hours
Evansville: 2 hours
Huntington, WV: 4 hours
Indianapolis: 2 hours
Kansas City: 9 hours
Knoxville: 4 1/2 hours
Memphis: 6 hours
Montgomery: 8 hours
Nashville: 3 hours
Pittsburgh: 7 hours
Nashville: 3 hours
St. Louis: 5 hours
Toledo: 5 1/2 hours
Washington, DC: 10 1/2 hours
Winston-Salem: 8 hours