This package pulls out all the stops. Get the complete, luxury Kentucky Derby experience whether this is your first time and you are checking off a bucket list item or you want to attend the Derby with style like never before.
This all-inclusive package will give you a Kentucky Derby weekend with luxurious accommodations, first-class transportation, elite party experiences, and up close and personal introductions to horse racing industry players both human and equine.
Day 1: Group arrivals in Louisville followed by fine dining prior. Next head to the Derby VIP Jocktails party in your private limo and grab a drink from the bar mixed by Derby jockeys for a good cause.
Day 2: Experience five-star dining for a mimosa brunch in a horse racing industry favorite restaurant. Then see the sights on the ride to Lexington where we visit Old Friends Farm for retired racehorses. Feed a carrot to Silver Charm or take a selfie with the Seabiscuit movie star, at this favorite place for any visiting jockeys and trainers - you never know who may show up! Then return to Louisville for an evening of fine dining and bourbon tasting.
Day 3: Hop in the limo and head to Churchill Downs for a day of racing. You'll be joined by a professional handicapper at the track to get the inside scoop on this weekend's field. Place your bets for the Oaks and grab a Lily cocktail. After, return to your luxury lodging for dinner and don your tuxes and gowns for the Unbridled Gala. Take your pictures on the red carpet and enjoy live performances by Churchill Downs special guests for a good cause.
Day 4: Kentucky Derby Day! Enjoy your mint juleps and cigars at the racetrack and stop outside the jock's room for a jockey meet and greet. Return to your accommodations, let your hair down, and head to the Derby After-Party.
Day 5: Departure from Louisville.
Add on an experience - arrive early in Louisville to see the Kentucky Derby Museum
With two floors of interactive exhibits, the Kentucky Derby Museum takes visitors through every stage of a thoroughbred's life - from breeding to the Derby. You can also learn about the great history of racing going to back to 1875.
Experience the Kentucky Derby like horse racing elite. Attend the Kentucky Derby's private parties and galas in style.
With a variety of cuisine experiences, you will experience the South with your taste buds and can completely relax with your private chauffer. Drink with the jockeys, trainers, and owners in support of various horse racing causes.
Dining & Accommodations
With a selection of five-star dining, in both restaurants and with your personal chef, you'll enjoy a variety of local cuisines throughout your trip. Avoid the cookie-cutter experience in a classy bed and breakfast complete with fully-stocked kitchen and bar. Your Derby is all style, from pickup to dropoff, in your group's private limo and elegant southern accommodations. You'll meet and greet with horse racing elite and experience the Churchill Downs racetrack hands on.
Off to the Races
The Kentucky Derby is known as the greatest two minutes in sports - for its approximate run time. It is a top rank, Grade I Stakes race for 3-year-old thoroughbred horses.
The 20 horses racing in the Kentucky Derby have accumulated points in 35 races across the country and world in order to be there and compete for the winning purse of two million dollars.
An exciting week of fun-filled parties lead up to the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, a Grade I Stakes race for 3-year-old thoroughbred fillies. The winning filly is given a garland of lilies - appropriately named "lilies for fillies." Traditionally, many attendees wear pink on this day in support of breast cancer survivors. Pink Lily cocktails are the day's themed beverage.
On Derby day it's considered good luck to wear a hat and a full day of racing culminates in the Kentucky Derby. Test your handicapping skills before the big race and practice your "win", "place", and "show" wagers throughout the afternoon - or enjoy a mint julep and a cigar.
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Our 2019 trip runs from May 1st to May 5th
*early arrivals for additional experiences may be arranged*
Package includes: transfers to and from Louisville airport, meals, transportation to tour events, lodging, tickets to all race day events and parties, alcohol and beverages in the limo and stocked kitchen at lodging.
Price does not include airfare to Louisville, Kentucky, or cash purchases for drinks or bets at the race track.
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Derby Museum - With two floors of interactive exhibits, the Kentucky Derby Museum takes visitors through every stage of a thoroughbred's life - from breeding to the Derby. You can also learn about the great history of racing going to back to 1875.
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Cancellation Policy and Refunds:
Full deposit refunds are available within 24 hours of payment submission
If you find that you need to cancel your trip, you may do so prior to February 1st for a full refund.
Cancellations after February 1st result in the forfeit of your deposit.
Reservations are transferable before April 15th.
Full payment is due no later than March 1st
Airfare is not included in any Derby Experience package.
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