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Woodstock for the rich

Since I am an equestrian it was very important for me to check this off the bucket list. I am one... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
JobiJuJuBee
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Be Prepared

We were in the Infield, which we knew what we were in for!!! Everything was great until the end of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
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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 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

1  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

1  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

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

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

3  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

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

3  Thank Rich C
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I've been visiting the Derby for years. I've been solo and with groups. I always go to the infield and have a blast. We pack breakfast and lunch and arrive as the gates open - the younger guys run to stake out our favorite spot...More

1  Thank AlexJackSquirt
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the derby as well as the entire weekend. Getting an uber close to Churchill before and after was not as bad as we expected.

1  Thank lsmitherman
Reviewed 19 May 2017

14 Friends emerged on the 2017 Kentucky Derby scene and were not disappointed! We did the Thursday VIP party and all Day Saturday races. Must do bucket list.

3  Thank kentuckyderbyfan2017
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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
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