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2017
Kentucky Derby
Travel Packages
May 6th
Louisville, Kentucky

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- Finish Line Package -
May 4th - 7th
Our most popular Kentucky Derby Travel Package!
  • Three nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, located near the airport, 2 miles from Churchill Downs and 5 miles from Downtown
  • Avis three day full size car rental
  • Friday - First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Oaks -or- your choice of a Kentucky Horse Farm Tour, Kentucky Bourbon Tour or a combo Horse Farm/Bourbon Tour (see below for more info)
  • Round-trip track transfers*
  • First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday

  • Book the Crowne Plaza Hotel for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings, dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $4,495.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $2,995.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $2,495.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $2,395.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Child.: $1,295.00 Per Person
    -Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-
    -All package prices do NOT include car rental taxes and misc fees-

    BEST VALUE. - $4,495.00 PER PERSON

    -Jockey Package- At the Galt House Hotel
    May 4th - 7th

  • Three nights at the Galt House Hotel, located in downtown about 5 miles from Churchill Downs.
  • Friday - First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Oaks -or- your choice of a Kentucky Horse Farm Tour, Kentucky Bourbon Tour or a combo Horse Farm/Bourbon Tour (see below for more info)
  • First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Round-trip track transfers
  • Thursday night welcome reception & Gift

  • Book the Galt House Hotel for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings, dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $6,395.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $3,595.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $3,095.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $2,895.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Child.: $1,295.00 Per Person
    -Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-

    BEST VALUE. - $6,395.00 PER PERSON

    -Saddle Package- At the Hyatt Regency Downtown
    May 4th - 7th

  • Three nights at the Hyatt Regency Downtown, located in downtown about 5 miles from Churchill Downs.
  • Thursday Welcome Reception & Nightly Lobby Reception
  • Evening turndown service including programs for Kentucky Oaks & Derby
  • Friday - First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Oaks -or- your choice of a Kentucky Horse Farm Tour, Kentucky Bourbon Tour or a combo Horse Farm/Bourbon Tour (see below for more info)
  • First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday
  • Access to The Derby Club at the hotel, featuring deluxe continental breakfast, gourmet hors d'voueres with a top shelf, full service premium bar each evening, open Thursday evening through Sunday morning
  • Round-trip track transfers

  • Book the the Hyatt Regency Downtown for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings, dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $9,595.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $5,495.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $4,295.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $3,695.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Child.: $1,695.00 Per Person
    -Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-

    BEST VALUE. - $9,595.00 PER PERSON

    -Horseshoe Package- At the Marriott Downtown
    May 5th - 7th

  • Three nights at the Marriott Downtown - Concierge Level Room, located about 5 miles from Churchill Downs.
  • Concierge Level Lounge includes Buffet Breakfast, all day snacks and access to private cash bar
  • Round-trip track transfers*
  • Friday - First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Oaks -or- your choice of a Kentucky Horse Farm Tour, Kentucky Bourbon Tour or a combo Horse Farm/Bourbon Tour (see below for more info)
  • First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday

  • Book the Marriott Downtown for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings, dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $9,195.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $5,195.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $3,895.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $3,295.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Child.: $1,295.00 Per Person
    -Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-

    BEST VALUE. - $9,595.00 PER PERSON

    -Trainer Package- At La Quinta Hotel
    May 4th - 7th

  • Two nights at the La Quinta Hotel, located about 8 miles from Churchill Downs & Downtown
  • Avis Two day full size car rental
  • First Floor Grandstand tickets - Sections 126-128 to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday

  • Book La Quinta Hotel for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings, dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $2,745.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $1,945.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $1,645.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $1,495.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Child.: $1,195.00 Per Person
    -Ticket Upgrades Available On Chart Below-
    -All package prices do NOT include car rental taxes and misc fees-

    BEST VALUE. - $2,745.00 PER PERSON

    Kentucky Derby Requirements
    *All purchase are 100% non-refundable
    PERMITTED ITEMS ON ENTUCKY DERBY AND OAKS DAYS
  • Food items in clear plastic bags (maximum size 18” X 18” - no trash bags)*
  • “Box” lunches in clear plastic bags or containers (maximum size 18” X 18” - no trash bags)
  • Water and soft drinks – plastic bottles only (sealed, clear and unopened)
  • Purses, but none larger than 12” in any dimension (subject to search)
  • Baby/diaper bags – only if accompanied by a child (subject to search)
  • Small cameras – none equipped with detachable lenses or lenses of 6” or more **
  • Binoculars
  • Sunscreen (non-glass containers only)
  • Small personal music systems, radios and televisions** (No boom boxes)
  • Cellular phones, smartphones and tablets**
  • Binoculars
  • Seat cushions (without back)
  • Strollers (ONLY if carrying a child
  • Chairs (Gate 3 ONLY)
  • Blankets & tarpaulins (Gates 1 & 3 ONLY)
  • BANNED ITEMS ON ENTUCKY DERBY AND OAKS DAYS
  • COOLERS (Styrofoam coolers, ice available at infield purchase points)
  • CANS (any size or type), glass bottles or containers
  • POP UP OR PATRON TENTS – no poles or stakes of any kind
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras with detachable lenses, or equipped with a lens that is 6” or longer
  • Tripods
  • Purses larger than 12” in any dimension
  • Grills
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Thermoses
  • Backpacks
  • Luggage (includes briefcases)
  • Duffel bags
  • Wagons
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons (including knives)
  • Fireworks, noisemakers, air horns, laser lights/pointers, mace or pepper sprays
  • * Limit of two bags per person
    ** Patrons could be required to turn on electronic items

    Kentucky Derby & Oaks Ticket Upgrades
    Prices are additional per person with purchase of one of the above travel packages
    -Derby- -Oaks-
    1st Floor Grandstands: Sec. 126-128 -Derby incl.- -Oaks incl.-
    1st Floor Grandstands: Sec. 124-125 $ 140.00.- $ 75.00.-
    1st Floor Grandstands: Sec. 121-123 $ 200.00.- $ 100.00.-
    1st Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 111-112 $ 250.00.- $ 150.00.-
    1st Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 113-114 $ 500.00.- $ 200.00.-
    1st Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 115 $ 800.00.- $ 300.00.-
    1st Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 116-117 $1,100.00.- $ 400.00.-
    2nd Floor Grandstands: Sec. 224-225 $ 300.00.- $ 100.00.-
    2nd Floor Grandstands: Sec. 221-223 $ 450.00.- $ 125.00.-
    3rd Floor Grandstands: Sec. 324-325 $ 600.00.- $ 250.00.-
    3rd Floor Grandstands: Sec. 322-323 $ 850.00.- $ 300.00.-
    3rd Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 312-313 $1,450.00.- $ 400.00.-
    3rd Floor Clubhouse: Sec. 320-321 $1,550.00.- $ 450.00.-
    Boxes of 6 or 8 available: Sec. 315, 318 & 319 $2,000.00.- $ 500.00.-
    Boxes of 6 or 8 available: Sec. 316-317 $2,400.00.- $ 650.00.-
    3rd Floor Clubhouse Walk Arounds (Add-on with existing ticket)
    (no reserved seat)
    $ 650.00.- $ 400.00.-
    4th, 5th, or 6th Sky Terrace
    Sec. 413-414; 513-514; 613-614 (Table Seating)
    $2,950.00.- $ 900.00.-
    4th, & 6th Clubhouse-Millionaire's Row $4,800.00.- $1,350.00.-
    Turf Club
    (no access to viewing deck on derby day, food and drinks included)
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    Turf Club Terrace Walk Arounds
    (Add-On - Must have 3rd fl clubhouse or walk around ticket to gain access)
    CALL CALL

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    Churchill Downs Transfer Information
    (if applicable)
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    Round-trip track transfers to Churchill Downs provided by Sandollar Shuttle Service. Pick up points downtown are the Galt House Hotel and Hyatt Regency Hotel.
    If staying at Marriott, please make your way to the Hyatt Regency, just one block away.
    Shuttle will pick up at Crowne Plaza hotel.
    Shuttles run continuously all day on an average of every 15 minutes.

    Friday Guided Tours
    (if not attending Oaks Race)

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    Each tour departs The Galt House Hotel Downtown around 8am and returns to the hotel at 4:30pm
    *Parking and Lunch not included*

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    -Kentucky Derby Parties-

    -Prices are additional per person-
    -with purchase of package only-
    Barnstable-Brown Party: $1,250 per person (Black Tie)


    Kentucky DerbyHotels

    Value Packages
    Contact us for requests and quotes via e-mail at: KentuckyDerby@14sb.com

    Prices do not include a 20% Tax/fee.


    Drury Inn & Suites Louisville

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    Hotel Overview

    The Drury Inn & Suites is conveniently located 15 miles east of Churchill Downs and downtown Louisville. This recently renovated hotel offers many complimentary amenities including a hot Quickstart® Breakfast each morning and a social hour offering complimentary hot food & cold beverages from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. nightly (due to state and local laws, alcoholic beverages require a nominal charge at this location). Additionally, stop by the lobby for complimentary soft drinks and freshly popped popcorn daily from 3 - 10:00 p.m. Additionally, this property offers free high speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, free parking and free local and long distance phone calls. The Drury Inn features a 24 hours business center, fitness room, an indoor/outdoor pool and Whirlpool. Each deluxe guest room has been completely renovated offering one king bed or 2 double beds. In-room amenities include a flat panel LCD TV with premium channels, coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Drury Inn & Suites Louisville

    9501 Blairwood Road
    Louisville, KY 40222
    Book the Drury Inn & Suites Louisville for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings or requests,dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $2,095.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $1,495.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $1,395.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $1,295.00 Per Person
    Minimum 3 nights required or less with a premium per night!!!

    BEST VALUE. - $2,095.00 PER PERSON
    Louisville, KY
    May 4-7, 2017
    Package Includes
    Standard Package Includes:
    • * 4 Days/ 3 Nights Accommodations at the Drury Inn & Suites Louisville
    • * Reserved 1st Floor Grandstand Kentucky Derby Ticket, Sections 127-128
    • * Round Trip Transfers to Churchill Downs for the Oaks & Derby Races
    • * Kentucky Oaks and Derby Racing Programs
    • * Daily Deluxe Breakfast Buffet featuring Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits, sausage & gravy and more
    • * Complimentary Hot Food and Cold Beverages served from 5:30-7:00 PM each evening at the hotel
    • * Souvenir Ticket Protector and Lanyard
    • * Customized Travel Documents & Trip Itinerary
    • * On Site Tour Staff

    Quality Inn Lexington

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    Hotel Overview

    The Quality Inn Lexington is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Country, close to downtown Lexington and Keeneland race course. Nearby attractions include Kentucky Horse Park, hundreds of thoroughbred farms, numerous historic sites and museums of Lexington. Nearby restaurants include Cracker Barrel, Shanghai Bistro, Sugano Japanese Restaurant as well as others. The hotel offers a 24 hour fitness, indoor heated pool and hot tub. Additional amenities include a 24 hour business center, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access and free on-site parking. All well equipped guest rooms have cable TV with up to 70 channels, a hair dryer, iron and ironing board and coffee maker. Each morning enjoy a hot breakfast buffet including fresh-baked waffles, bagels, pastries, cereals, fresh fruit, yogurt, juices, coffee and tea. Louisville and Churchill Downs are a little over an hour away

    Quality Inn Lexington
    2381 Buena Vista Dr
    Lexington, KY 40505
    Book the Quality Inn Lexington for Kentucky Derby - click here!
    bookings or requests,dial 917-224-1231 or 1-4-SUPER-BOWL

    Room Occupancy, Single: $1,250.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Double: $ 995.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Triple: $ 950.00 Per Person
    Room Occupancy, Quadr.: $ 895.00 Per Person
    Minimum 3 nights required or less with a premium per night!!!

    BEST VALUE. - $1,250.00 PER PERSON
    Superior Package Lexington, KY
    May 5-7, 2017
    Package Includes
    Value Package Includes:
    • * 3 Days/ 2 Nights Accommodations at the Quality Inn Lexington
    • * Kentucky Derby Racing Program
    • * Souvenir Ticket Protector and Lanyard
    • * Customized Travel Documents & Trip Itinerary
    • * "At Your Service" Representatives Available Throughout Your Stay

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    Track Information

    Churchill Downs is known around the world as the home of the Kentucky Derby. Churchill Downs officially opened in 1875, making the Kentucky Derby the oldest continuously-held sports event in America. The twin spires atop the grandstands are the most recognizable architectural feature and are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.

    In 2005, the track completed a $121 million renovation. The clubhouse was replaced, luxury suites were added, and the historic twin spires were refurbished. While the track's normal seating capacity is 50,000 people, crowds can reach over 150,000 on Derby day. The dirt oval main track, on which the Derby is run, is one mile (1.6 km) in circumference and is 79 to 80 feet (24 m) wide, with a 120-foot (36.5-meter) wide section for the starting gate. A turf track, inside the main track, is 7/8 of a mile (1.4 km) in circumference and 80 feet (24 m) wide.

    The "Run for the Roses" is held each year on the first Saturday in May, preceded by the Kentucky Oaks run on Friday, the day before the Derby. The Kentucky Derby is the the first leg of the Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.

    There is nothing anywhere like Kentucky Derby Day! You will be a part of the breathtaking combination of fashion, color, celebrities and excitement that has attracted stars of stage and screen, sports legends, business leaders and dignitaries, including present and former U.S. Presidents and the England's Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

    Floor/ Location
    Sections
    Derby
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 127-128
    $ 0
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 125-126
    $ 50
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 123-124
    $ 150
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 121-122
    $ 250
    2nd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 223-225
    $ 295
    2nd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 221-222
    $ 395
    3rd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 324-325
    $ 750
    3rd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 322-323
    $ 850
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 111-112
    $ 350
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 113-115
    $ 550
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 116-117 Finish Line
    $ 995
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 118-119 (Courtyard)
    $1,795
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 120
    $1,495
    2nd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 218 - 220 (with 3rd Floor access)
    $1,995
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 312-313
    $1,195
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 314 & 321
    $1,595
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 315 & 320
    $1,750
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 318-319
    $1,995
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 316-317 Finish Line
    $2,450
    Aristides Lounge
    2nd Floor GA with 3rd Floor Access
    $1,295
    Silks Room
    2nd Floor Inside Clubhouse
    $2.350
    Trophy Room
    5th Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $2,895
    Gold Room
    6th Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $2,895
    Sky Terrace
    4th - 6th Floor Clubhouse, Tables
    $2,895
    Matt Winn Dining Room
    3rd Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $3,595
    Millionaires Row
    3rd Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $4,595
    Turf Club
    3rd Floor Clubhouse, Tables on Finish Line
    $4,750
    Turf Club
    Premium Table, Rows A - C
    $7.750

    Add Kentucky Oaks Tickets

    Floor/ Location
    Sections 127-128
    $ 150
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 125-126
    $ 195
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 121-122
    $ 295
    1st Floor Grandstand
    Sections 223-225
    $ 350
    2nd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 221-222
    $ 395
    2nd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 324-325
    $ 450
    3rd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 322-323
    $ 550
    3rd Floor Grandstand
    Sections 111-112
    $ 395
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 113-115
    $ 450
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 116-117
    $ 650
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 118-119
    $ 795
    1st Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 120
    $ 695
    2nd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 218 - 220 (with 3rd Floor access)
    $ 750
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 312-313
    $ 595
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 314 & 321
    $ 675
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 315 & 320
    $ 750
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 318-319
    $ 850
    3rd Floor Clubhouse
    Sections 316-317 Finish Line
    $ 995
    Aristides Lounge
    2nd Floor GA with 3rd Floor Access
    $ 795
    Silks Room
    2nd Floor Inside Clubhouse
    $ 895
    Trophy Room
    5th Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $ 995
    Gold Room
    6th Floor Inside Clubhouse, Tables
    $ 995

    Add Walk-Around Pass

    What are Walk Around Passes?

    Walk Around Passes are credentials granting access to certain areas of Churchill Downs Clubhouse which are typically restricted to reserved seat holders. A Walk Around Pass must be purchased in addition to any reserved seat and, by itself, is not valid for admission to Churchill Downs. Add a Walk Around Pass to gain entry to Churchill Down's Third Floor Clubhouse area and/or the Turf Club!

    Floor/ Location
    Sections
    Oaks
    Derby
    3rd Flr Clubhouse Walk Around Pass $ 395
    $ 650
    Turf Club Walk Around Pass $ 595
    $1,350

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    Kentucky Derby Parties

    Derby Week is filled with festive & social events. Many Derby parties function as a fundraiser for a charity, but all herald in the social season surrounding the Kentucky Derby and spring horse racing! These events typically attract and are attended by famous celebrities, entertainers and dignitaries.

    Dawn at the Downs
    Tues or Wed Morning Sections
    $ 95
    Dawn at the Downs
    Thursday Morning
    $ 150
    Ferdinand’s Ball
    Thursday Night
    $ 295
    Taste of Derby
    Thursday Night
    $ 495
    Derby Eve Gala
    Friday Night
    $ 495
    Fillies & Lilies Party
    Friday Night
    $ 650
    Barnstable Brown Gala
    Friday Night
    $1,500
    Winner's Party
    Saturday Night
    $ 350

    UPGRADED HOTELS PACKAGES…

    2017 Kentucky Derby Standard Travel Package Rates

    The rates below are based on a standard package including three nights hotel stay and grandstand tickets. However, you can completely customize your package with ticket upgrades, additional events and parties, extra nights, day tours, room upgrades and other add-ons.

    Hotel Package Room Category Packages From
    Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Expo Center Standard Room $2,995
    Galt House Deluxe Room $3,925
    Galt House Executive Suite $4,465
    The Brown Hotel Deluxe Room $5,665
    The Brown Hotel Club Deluxe Room $6,585
    21C Museum Hotel Deluxe Room Call for rates
    *Rates are per person in USD based on double occupancy. Single occupancy rates are available. Triple and Quad occupancy may be available. Availability and pricing subject to change prior to booking.

    BELOW are some more elaborate packages for 3 nights and info on a Special FILLIES & LILIES PARTY with Clint Black… They start from the highest to lowest pricing…


    STAKES ROOM
    4th Floor
    The Stakes Room offers indoor dining room seating at tables of 4, 6, or 8 and features breathtaking views of the entire track from its viewing platform on the finish line. Its clients also have access to the Stakes Room Balcony which offers a spectacular view of the track, the paddock, and the iconic Twin Spires.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Stakes Room for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Access to the Stakes Room Balcony Viewing Platform with a phenomenal view of the track & Paddock
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality, venue located in the Stakes Room
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Buffets (11am - 4pm)
    • * Private Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * Celebrity Appearances

    RACE DAY $6,999
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $9,149 Two People, One Room
    $11,299 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $9,399 Two People, One Room
    $11,799 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $10,299 Two People, One Room
    $13,599 One Person, One Room

    STAKES ROOM BALCONY
    4th Floor
    Outdoor seating at tables of 4, 6, or 8 with unobstructed views of the paddock area, Twin Spires, and finish line from a private covered terrace as well as access to the Stakes Room.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Stakes Room Balcony
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Viewing Platformwith a phenomenal view of the tracks
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality, venue located in the Stakes Room
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Buffets (11am - 4pm)
    • * Private Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * Celebrity Appearances

    RACE DAY $5,499
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $7,649 Two People, One Room
    $9,799 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $7,899 Two People, One Room
    $10,299 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $8,799 Two People, One Room
    $12,099 One Person, One Room

    MILLIONAIRES ROW
    4th or 6th Floor
    Premium indoor dining room seating at tables of 8 as well as access to a private viewing platform with views of the entire track and finish line.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Millionaires Row for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Viewing Platformwith a phenomenal view of the tracks
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality, venue located in Millionaires Row
    • * Viewing Platform with a phenomenal view of the track
    • * Soft Drinks, Water, & Tea (8am - 6pm)
    • * Cash Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Buffets (11am - 4pm)
    • * Private Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage

    RACE DAY $5,799
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $7,994 Two People, One Room
    $10,099 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $8,199 Two People, One Room
    $10,599 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $9,099 Two People, One Room
    $12,399 One Person, One Room
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Turf Club Row B Seating for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag


    TURF CLUB ROW B
    3rd Floor
    The Turf Club is known for the celebrities it hosts and for its reputation as an exclusive, members-only club. No need to purchase a membership – Turf Club Row B packages offer indoor dining room seating at tables of 4 just one row away from the glass with a view of the finish line.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Turf Club for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Viewing Platformwith a phenomenal view of the tracks
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality, venue located at the Turf Club
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Live Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * Celebrity Appearances

    RACE DAY $5,499
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $7,649 Two People, One Room
    $9,799 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $7,899 Two People, One Room
    $10,299 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $8,799 Two People, One Room
    $12,099 One Person, One Room


    TURF CLUB
    3rd Floor
    Premium indoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 featuring panoramic views of the track and the finish line. Celebrities have been known to frequent this area of Churchill Downs.
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality, venue located in The Turf Club
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Live Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * Celebrity Appearances

    RACE DAY $6,999
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $9,149 Two People, One Room
    $11,299 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $9,399 Two People, One Room
    $11,799 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $10,299 Two People, One Room
    $13,599 One Person, One Room


    TURF CLUB BALCONY
    3rd Floor | Includes access to the Turf Club
    Open-air seating under cover at tables of 6 or 8 with privileged views of the paddock area.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Turf Club Balcony for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service hospitality venue as part of the Turf Club
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Live Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * Celebrity Appearances

    RACE DAY $3,499
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $5,649 Two People, One Room
    $7,799 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $5,899 Two People, One Room
    $8,299 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $6,799 Two People, One Room
    $10,099 One Person, One Room


    TROPHY ROOM
    5th Floor
    Trophy Room offers indoor dining room seating at tables of 8 with unobstructed views of the paddock and finish line from the Finish Line Suites Balcony.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Turf Club Balcony for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality venue located in the Trophy Room
    • * Viewing Platform with a phenomenal view of the track and Paddock Area
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Live Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage

    RACE DAY $4,999
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $7,149 Two People, One Room
    $9,299 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $7,399 Two People, One Room
    $9,799 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $8,299 Two People, One Room
    $11,599 One Person, One Room


    FINISH LINE SUITES BALCONY
    5th Floor
    This private covered balcony offers outdoor dining room seating at tables of 4 or 6 with unobstructed views of the paddock area and finish line.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Finish Line Suites Balcony for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • Viewing Platform with a phenomenal view of the track and Paddock Area
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality venue located in the Finish Line Suites Balcony
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Private Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage

    RACE DAY $4,999
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $7,149 Two People, One Room
    $9,299 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $7,399 Two People, One Room
    $9,799 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $8,299 Two People, One Room
    $11,599 One Person, One Room


    THE DERBY ROOM
    4th Floor
    The Derby Room is an indoor space adjacent to the Jockey Club Suites, offering dining room seating at tables of 4 or 8 with unobstructed views of the entire track from a private balcony.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for Derby Room for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • Viewing Platform with a phenomenal view of the track and Paddock Area
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    HOSPITALITY:
    Exclusive full-service in-suite hospitality venue located in the Derby Room
    • * Balcony Access with a phenomenal view of the track
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * Gourmet Food Service (11am - 4pm)
    • * Private Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage

    RACE DAY $3,799
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Galt House Hotel
    $5,949 Two People, One Room
    $8,099 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Embassy Suites Downtown
    $6,199 Two People, One Room
    $8,599 One Person, One Room
    Seelbach Hilton Louisville
    $7,099 Two People, One Room
    $10,399 One Person, One Room


    CLUBHOUSE PURPLE
    3rd Floor | Sections 312 or 313
    2nd Floor | Section 220
    Elevated seating options for either a Finish Line view or for a seat across from the 16th pole for an exceptional view of the start and grand finish of the races.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for 2nd or 3rd Floor Clubhouse for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Full-Service In-Suite Hospitality
    • * Official Derby Experiences Gift Bag
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    • * Transportation to/from the Track
      hotel packages only
    PREMIUM HOSPITALITY:
    Aristides Lounge located in the Clubhouse area, 2nd floor
    • * Meet & Greet with Pat Day & Laffit Pincay autograph signings & photo opps
    • * ‘Conversation With Pat’Enjoy an exclusive presentation featuring Pat Day
    • * Premium Open Bar (8am - 6pm)
    • * All you can eat buffets
    • * Self-Service Wagering Stations
    • * Closed-Circuit TV Coverage
    • * LIVE Entertainment
    • * Indoor Climate-Controlled

    RACE DAY $2,999
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Fairfield Inn Louisville East
    Staybridge Suites Louisville East
    $3,994 Two People, One Room
    $4,864 One Person, One Room
    *All pricing is per person.
    UPGRADE HOTELS
    Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday
    Courtyard by Marriott Louisville East
    $4,174 Two People, One Room
    $5,224 One Person, One Room


    GRANDSTAND VIOLET
    3rd Floor | Section 327
    Elevated, stadium-style seating with views of the starting line and the final stretch.
    EXPERIENCE:
    • * Tickets for 3rd Floor Grandstand for Kentucky Oaks® and Kentucky Derby®
    • * Access to Deluxe In-Track Hospitality
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * VIP Fast Access Pass
    • * Transportation to/from the Track
      hotel packages only
    DELUXE HOSPITALITY:
    Sunny’s Halo Lounge in the Grandstand Pavilion directly adjacent to the Grandstand Blue seating area
    • * Meet & Greet with Pat Day & Laffit Pincay autograph signings & photo opps
    • * Complimentary Beer, Wine, & Soft Drinks(8am-6pm) cocktails available for purchase
    • * All you can eat buffets

    RACE DAY $1,449
    WITH 3-NIGHT HOTEL STAY | Check in Thursday, Check out Sunday

    Fairfield Inn Louisville East
    Staybridge Suites Louisville East
    $2,444 Two People, One Room
    $3,314 One Person, One Room


    FILLIES & LILIES PARTY
    4th Annual | Derby Eve
    The Fillies & Lilies Party is a lively night at the Kentucky Derby Museum! Join Derby Experiences for the official kick-off party of the Kentucky Derby®!
    GENERAL ADMISSION:
    • * LIVE Performance by Clint Black
    • * Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres with Action Stations
    • * Premium Open Bar
    • * On-Site Trip Directors
    • * Private Bourbon Lounge
    VIP ACCESS:
    • * General Admission Access
    • * Reserved Table of 4 in the Second Row
    • * Cocktail Servers

    DATE: Friday, May 5, 2017
    TIME: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
    LOCATION: Kentucky Derby Museum
    ATTIRE: Cocktail / Derby
    A LA CARTE $599/person
    WITH PACKAGE PURCHASE $499/person
    A LA CARTE $999/person
    WITH PACKAGE PURCHASE $899/person



    MOTEL 6 LOUISVILLE NORTH

    Jefferson, Indiana side, 6 miles away 9 ROOMS $399 per standard room per night plus tax. MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS
    Hotel bedding can be upgraded to 2 beds per room for $20 per night.

    RED ROOF INN Louisville East

    HURSTBOURNE, 10 miles away 10 ROOMS $459 per standard room per night plus tax. MINIMUM 3 NIGHTS
    Hotel bedding can be upgraded to 2 beds per room for $20 per night.


    Courtyard Marriott Louisville Downtown

    Donwtown Louisville 7 ROOMS$1,200 per room per night plus tax.

    Galt House Hotel

    Downtown Louisville 22 SUITES $1,800 per suite per night plus tax.
    Galt House suites includes 2 transportation tickets for the shuttle to and from Churchill Downs on Friday and Saturday for Oaks and Derby. A welcome gift is also given upon arrival. Galt House suites have 2 queens in the bedroom area and a separate living area with a sleeper couch.

    Residence Inn Downtown Louisville

    Downtown Louisville 10 SUITES $1,300 per suite per night plus tax.Restaurant, The Oakroom.

    Seelbach Hilton

    Derby Hotel package includes accommodations for 3 evenings and brunch for 2 each day in our 5 Diamond Restaurant, The Oakroom.
    Current Sellbach Hilton Kentucky Derby packages available:
    3 Standard Queen--$1889 per night plus tax
    1 Deluxe King--$2099 per night plus tax
    2 Jr Suites--$2219 per night plus tax

    Brown Hotel

    Large Luxury Rooms with Sitting Area
    King beds, gift upon arrival, brunch on Sunday, view of Downtown:
    $7400 Total for 3 Nights.
    Concierge club level:
    $8500 Total for 3 Nights.

    Hyatt Regency Louisville

    $4637 Total for 3 Nights.
    River View King + Check in with champagne and special amenities: $7100 Total for 3 Nights.
    Optionals: $100 extra per night if you want access to Derby Club which includes breakfast, snacks during the day, beverages and hors d’euvres at night.

    Louisville Marriott Downtown

    $6600 Total for 3 Nights.




    All rates subject to 15% tax and based on 3 nights stay. Call for 2 nights and add $50 nightly surcharge!

    Ramada Inn, Louisville - $467 per night

    RED ROOF, Louisville - $399 per night

    (9) Days Inn Shepherdsville - Louisville Bedding: 1 King or 2 Doubles 130 Lakeview Dr., Shepherdsville, KY 40165 2 Nights at $449.99/night plus tax

    (9) Days Inn Jeffersonville Bedding: 1 King or 2 Doubles 350 Eastern Blvd, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 3 Nights at $399/night plus tax

    (16) Comfort Suites Airport Bedding: Suite/ 2 Queens & Sofabed or 1 King Sofabed 6535 Paramount Park Dr., Louisville, KY 40213 3 Nights at $399/night plus tax

    For this rate, Call 1 (772) HOT ROOMS to book or 1 (772) 409 2214. All rates subject to 15% tax and based on 3 nights stay. Call for 2 nights and add $50 nightly surcharge!

    Executive Inn Kentucky Derby Executive Inn - Full Service Hotel, but rated 3 star 978 Phillips Lane, Louisville, KY 40209-1399 3 Nights at $595.00/night plus tax

    Executive West $659/night (for 3 night package) $309/night (for extra night) Jason Galt House $1050/night (for 3 night package)

    Hyatt Regency Louisville, Downtown Prices include 3 nights Welcoming champagne & strawberries Daily entertainment and music in lobby Special touches of nightly turndown service Racing forms and official programs Limited edition print Standard = $4,000 per room

    PREAKNESS RACE HOTELS INNER HARBOR

    RENAISSANCE HOTEL $439


    Luxury Kentucky Derby Hotels, Accomodations and Packages:

    (Check-in Thurs and check-out Sunday) at one of two downtown Louisville hotel properties. These are both outstanding properties in the heart of the downtown Louisville area. The Galt House Hotel & Suites is a great property that is in the heart (within walking distance) to numerous restaurants, bars, nightlife, etc. It is also the official hotel of the Derby and we highly recommend it. This is a full-service, riverfront property that is 3-stars.

    The Hilton Seelbach Hotel is 4-star, full-service historic property also in the heart of downtown Louisville. Very upscale and luxurious. Has the top-rated restaurant in Louisville located inside the property. Also has numerous bars, restaurants, nightlift, etc located close by.

    If you decide to make your stay a 4-night package (arrive Wednesday), we could arrange a variety of activities for Thursday, including bourbon distillery or horse farm tours. Other possibilities we have are a Steamboat Lunch tour on the Belle of Louisville steamboat and reserved seating at the Kentucky Derby Pegasus Parade on Thursday afternoon/evening. Price per person for these add-on's runs between $350-$625/person depending on the activity lineup (including the extra night hotel at double occupancy). Thursday Evening Taste of Derby Party is included in these prices.

    Downtown Louisville

    1. Section 316-317 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $9,250/person

    2. Section 320 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER and just before the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $7,950person

    3. Section 316-317 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER just past the finish line with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $11,750/person

    4. Section 320 (3rd Floor Premium Clubhouse box seating located UNDERCOVER just before the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $9,350/person

    5. Turf Club Lounge seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $16,250/person

    6. Turf Club Lounge seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $13,950/person

    7. Millionaires Row seating (4th/6th Clubhouse at the finish line) with Hilton Seelbach Louisville Accommodations - $14,250/person

    8. Millionaires Row seating (4th Floor Clubhouse at the finish line) with Galt House Hotel & Suites Accommodations - $11,750/person

    The Ultimate Kentucky Derby Experience!

    The Brown Hotel has long been considered "the" place to stay when choosing accommodations for the Kentucky Derby. Our guests have included celebrities, heads of state and a veritable "Who's Who" of the corporate world and the world of horse racing.

    Luxury Kentucky Derby Hotels Packages

    We offer a 3-night package commencing Thursday with check out on Sunday. All guests will receive a welcome gift in their room and a farewell brunch in J. Graham’s Café on Sunday.

    The following 3 night room packages are available at this time:
    Deluxe 2 Double Beds @ $4900 plus taxes
    Luxury 2 Double Beds @ $5500 plus taxes

    Club Floor Accommodations - Kentucky Derby Hotel Package

    Accommodations on our private access club level feature a lounge offering an upscale continental breakfast, afternoon snacks, hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary wine and beer in the evening, all complimentary. Rooms feature lavishly designed bedding with triple sheeting, 310-thread count sheets and duvet cover with a down comforter, in addition to special amenities like terry cloth robes. A dedicated concierge is available mornings and evenings to answer questions, make dinner reservations, and assist you with any additional details to ensure that your experience at The Brown Hotel will be an unforgettable one.

    The following Club room packages are available at this time:
    Club Deluxe 2 Double Beds @ $5900 plus taxes
    Club Classic Queen @ $6200 plus taxes

    Current guest room taxes are at a rate of 15.01% and are subject to change. Reservations require a non-refundable prepayment at the time of booking.

    Kentucky Derby Information

    Churchill Downs

    700 Central Avenue • Louisville, KY 40208

    Horse racing in Kentucky is rich in history, dating back to 1789 when the first race course was laid out in Lexington. However, it was almost 100 years later, in 1875, that Churchill Downs officially opened and began its tradition as "Home of the Kentucky Derby." In 1787, The Commons, a park-like block near Lexington's Race Street was used by horsemen for racing. By 1789, complaints by "safety minded" citizens led to the formal development of a race meet at The Commons. The men who organized this race meet, including Kentucky Statesman Henry Clay, also formed the Commonwealth's first Jockey Club. The organization later was named the Kentucky Jockey Club in 1809. Racing in Louisville dates back to 1783 when local sources reported that races were held on Market Street in the downtown area. To alleviate the problems associated with racing on the busy city thoroughfare, a course was developed at the now abandoned Shippingport Island in 1805. Racing was conducted on the island in the Ohio River at what was called the Elm Tree Gardens.

    By 1827, a new track, known as the Hope Distillery Course, was laid out on what is presently Main and 16th Streets. Racing was also held on a number of private tracks located on farms throughout the local area. One of the more prominent of these was Peter Funk's Beargrass Track which was located in an area now bordered by Hurstbourne Lane and Taylorsville Road.

    The Oakland Race Course was opened in the fall of 1833 and brought racing back to a formal site with the track, complete with clubhouse, located at what is now Seventh and Magnolia Streets in "Old Louisville". This was followed in 1858 by the opening of the Woodlawn Course on the Louisville and Lexington railroad lines just outside of today's St. Matthews, east of Louisville. The site closed in 1870, but the Woodlawn Vase, the track's premier trophy, has been used in the presentation to the winner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico since 1917. Harness racing was also a significant part of Louisville's early racing history with a number of tracks in existence. One of the most prominent was Greeneland, a racecourse for trotters was built just east of Churchill Downs in 1868.