Kentucky Derby Tickets FAQs


For players who won tickets to the 2013 Kentucky Derby through any TwinSpires promotion, below are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

Q: When should I make my plans to attend the Kentucky Derby?
A:  As soon as possible. If you are flying in to Louisville (SDF), you may want to consider nearby airports such as Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) or Indianapolis (IND), which are both within 2 1/2 hours of Louisville by car. Hotel rooms in the Louisville area also full up very quickly in the months leading up to the Derby, so it is best to make your plans as early as possible.

Q: When will I receive my Kentucky Derby Tickets?
A: TwinSpires receives its shipment of Derby tickets from Churchill Downs in mid-April, after which they will be delivered via 2nd or 3rd day air mail to the address we have on file for your account. We expect to deliver the tickets to all winners by Saturday, April 20, approximately two weeks before the Kentucky Derby on May 4.

In the event you wish to have your tickets shipped elsewhere, please contact Lucky Kalanges by e-mail at

Q: Where will my tickets be located?
Tickets will typically be located within the Grandstand Terrace Sections 125 and 128. Click here for an official seating chart.

Any further questions you may have may be directed to