Excludes flights & taxes
Our Kentucky Derby package includes 3 Nights accommodation, tickets to the Kentucky Derby PLUS one-day Horse Farm and Bourbon Distillery tour; breakfast daily, round trip transfers and evening receptions.
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States; on the first Saturday in May; capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).
The race is often called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is also known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”; or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” in reference to its approximate duration. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes; then the Belmont Stakes. The horserace has been run every consecutive year since 1875; even during both World Wars. In the 2015 listing of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA); the Kentucky Derby tied with the Whitney Handicap as the top Grade 1 race in the United States outside the Breeders’ Cup races.
The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders’ Cup.