Kentucky Derby Tickets for Sale

Perhaps the most important development other than the track itself was the emergence of the Triple Crown. The Triple Crown was a feat, a single horse winning each of the three big money thoroughbred racing events. In 1930 sportswriter Charles Hatton coined the term for domestic usage and soon after the three races- the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes- began to organize along consistent schedules to make the most out of the buzz for the feat.

Each year the Kentucky Derby begins that quest, with three-year-old colts, geldings, and fillies promising to be the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the lauded honor. Tickets are sold with great anticipation for the event each year, though it also televisized. Most recently, in 2008, Big Brown won the derby with jockey Kent Desormeaux and trainer Rick Dutrow for owner P. Pompa/IEAH Stables with a time of 2:01:82.

This year's field is yet to be set, but it is sure to be a compelling two minutes at Church Downs. OnlineSeats has the Kentucky Derby tickets so horse racing fans can enjoy the national event in person at a price that is very reasonable. Look for the seats on the seating chart that you want and check out the ticket inventory.
< Prev 1 Next >
May 5 Sat 10:30 AM Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs
Louisville, KY
Buy Tickets
< Prev 1 Next >
Kentucky Derby tickets bring celebrities out of hiding and remind Americans of their love affair for thoroughbred racing. The Grade I stakes race tales place at the Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky, the epoch for horse breeding in the United States. Held every year on the first Saturday of May, the race begins the circuit known as the Triple Crown, a circuit that begins at the Kentucky Derby, goes to the Preakness Stakes, and then ends at the Belmont Stakes.

Over time the race has acquired a few nicknames. It is called "the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" for its duration and the anticipation building to the event. It has also been called "the Run for the Roses" because of the blanket of roses draped over the victorious horse at the end of the one-and-a-quarter mile track. Kentucky Derby tickets have become a cherished prize since the race began in 1875.

The race began after Col. Meriweather Lewis Clark Jr. visited England to watch the Epsom Derby and then crossed the channel to watch the Grand Prix de Paris in France. Impressed, he sought to create the Louisville Jockey Club to raise funds to build a track and create a signature horse race for the United States. That first race drew 10,000 people with Kentucky Derby tickets to watch 15 horses compete over a mile and a half. The race and the track (named for Clark's relatives who donated the land for the structure) were a fanatical success, but struggled commercially.

Success would come after a change in the distance from one and a half miles to one and a quarter, and after the race changed hands, landing in Col. Matt Winn's syndicate of businessmen. The facility and the race began to finally finish well into the black and Kentucky Derby tickets continued to make an impression on the American sports enthusiast.
Newsletter Sign-up

Receive our latest exclusive offers and special deals

Our Guarantee