Kentucky Derby Facts
The 2014 Kentucky Derby is fast approaching and now is the time to reserve your Kentucky Derby tickets. This season, which marks the 140th version of the Kentucky Derby, is going to be one of the premiere events of the racing season. That should come as no surprise. The Kentucky Derby is the first event of the Triple Crown and the winner will carry the hopes of an entire nation of horse racing fans on its back. The last horse to win a Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978.
The Kentucky Derby Experience
If you’ve never been to a Kentucky Derby it’s time you go with it. This annual event captures the imagination and the attention of an entire country. The race itself may be “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” but the Kentucky Derby experience last much longer than that. Louisville, Kentucky puts on a show for this race, a show including parades, fireworks, and entertainment the entire week before the running of the race.
On race day, Churchill Downs seems to be the center of the universe. Some of the most popular tickets are those which allow you access to the infield to watch the race. There you’ll meet some of the most fun loving and eclectic people in the world of racing. On the other hand, if your tastes are a little more sedate, look into Infield Suite and Marquee Village seating, which provide excellent sightlines, good seating, and air conditioning for maximum comfort.
Join the Fun at the Kentucky Derby
Regardless of which Kentucky Derby tickets you choose, it’s important that you join the party. Have a Mint Julep. Carouse on the infield. Get there early and enjoy the pre-race festivities. Be sure to mingle and bring a camera. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to take pictures. The ladies at the race will be wearing a wide array of specially created hats designed to make them stand out. It’s all in good fun and you’ll be sure to leave with great memories.