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Time To Think About Kentucky Derby Tickets

Updated on September 19, 2012

Derby Season Taking Shape

Here we are, just a few days away from fall returning, and already the 2013 Kentucky Derby season is beginning to come into view. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will pretty much close the book on this year’s three-year-old division and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will pave the way to analyzing the colts to watch throughout the fall and winter. The 2013 Kentucky Oaks and Derby logos were revealed just the other day reminding us that we can begin to put 2012 behind us, as we start focusing on the renewal of Triple Crown hopes. For some fans, this time of year means that they will need to start making plans to attend Churchill Downs for the “fastest two minutes in sports”. Finding accommodations and Kentucky Derby tickets can be a tough task and that’s why it’s best to get started early.

There are few sporting events that command the attention of a world-wide audience the way the Kentucky Derby does. The Super Bowl, NCAA Final Four, and BCS Championship game spring to mind, but the Derby truly stands among the giants when it comes to international fandom. As most people who like to attend the big events already know, scoring tickets can cause a great deal of confusion. Churchill Downs is constantly striving to make their venue accessible to fans of every economic group and they also go to exhaustive lengths to get as many people as possible into the track to enjoy the day. Patrons can always get into the infield with a minimum of expense, but actually getting a seat is much more of a task.

A person can visit the Churchill Downs website and try to find tickets that have not yet been given to corporate interests, employees, or local business’ or they can join the Churchill Downs Turf Club to find seating that is more sought after. Personal seating licenses have also become a part of the long term commitment that a Kentucky Derby fan can take advantage of. More often than not though, fans will have to go through alternate means to secure Kentucky Derby tickets. Craig’s List, EBay, and the classified ads can yield results, but there is always the chance that you are not dealing with a legitimate business. Third party ticket providers like are increasingly becoming a good bet for those who want to find specific seating. In fact, a third party provider will often work with a customer to find them the perfect seat for their needs, such as under cover or handicap accessible seating, and perfect for their budget. Whether you want to go with a low budget seat to optimize your opportunity to bet on the horses, or whether you want to spare no expense to get the most from your experience, can put you where you want to be.

When purchasing your tickets, don’t forget to ask about parking opportunities, hotel accommodations, party tickets, and transportation as a few of the third party Kentucky Derby ticket providers can handle those requests as well. Above all, take the time to find the best seat for you and maximize the fun and excitement of a trip to Louisville and the “Run for the Roses”!


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