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BIG event with a price to match! Glad we got under covered seating totally worth it or the day... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Spring, Texas
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Short visit. Parking lot close to the visitors center is very tight. I would park further away in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Columbus, Ohio
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"The greatest two minutes in sports”, this thrilling horse race is a revered Kentucky tradition. Since 1875, Churchill Downs has been the hallowed site of this 1.25-mile competition on the first Saturday in May. The race is one of the crowning...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short visit. Parking lot close to the visitors center is very tight. I would park further away in the empty lot if you do not want your vehicle dinged by other car doors.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again attended this years Kentucky Derby!! If you have an opportunity to witness this event please don’t miss the chance!! Best atmosphere, historic track and best of all two days of unrivaled horse racing!! Approximately 15 races on Friday and about 20 on Derby...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

BIG event with a price to match! Glad we got under covered seating totally worth it or the day would have been ruined. Used a tour group package could have done without that. Added onto the trip a day on the Bourbon trail which was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank summerpatt
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Since I am an equestrian it was very important for me to check this off the bucket list. I am one and done with this one. It was super fun getting all dressed up and seeing everyone’s hats. All in all we spent about $4,500...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank JobiJuJuBee
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The Kentucky Derby was on our bucket list and we were excited to dress up and go. We took a lot of time, effort, and cost to put together our outfits and traveled over 5 hours. Boy what a disappointment! If you aren't planning on...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank reallydisapp0inted
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We were in the Infield, which we knew what we were in for!!! Everything was great until the end of the day when we went to leave and stood in a huge group of people for 45 minutes trying to get into the tunnel to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Erica B
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

If you choose to go the infield route, as i did, you will be severely disappointed. Not only because you can’t see the race track, at all, but because you can’t sit down anywhere. It’ll you $80 to get infield. No such thing as cheap...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank peppopat
Reviewed 23 April 2018

I've been to the Derby the past 3 years, Infield seating. It's a fun time, but I don't recommend if you hate crowds, drunk people, and cigar smoke! Here are some general pros and cons: PROS: * Fun experience and atmosphere * Huge video board...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Cara3
Reviewed 28 August 2017

There is pre Derby one day before called The Kentucky Oaks. There all horses are mares ( female horses).If you are not a derby fan but just looking a nice local event to visit. This is NOT for you. You have to buy your ticket...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank tintti2015
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Went to 2017 derby, I've been to many great sporting events but this by far was the most exciting. stayed in Louisville for the whole week prior, people couldn't have been nicer. Went to Derby with a package from Quint events, first class operation, highly...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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22 August 2018|
Response from Cara3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can check their website for race schedules
27 May 2018|
Response from peppopat | Reviewed this property |
The only thing I could say is if you don’t have a ticket for a seat, you won’t see a jockey a race track or a horse Honestly, you have to be rich to buy any seat on Kentucky derby day. Too rich for my blood If the... More