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Where to find Kentucky Derby Tickets

The race is over in about two minutes, but the Kentucky Derby represents much more than that. For those in attendance, it can be a grand experience filled with pomp and circumstance, generating lasting memories surrounding the premiere event for Thoroughbreds.

Fans wanting to attend the Kentucky Derby can apply for tickets online, earn VIP status through TwinSpires, or catch the excitement with a last minute seat.

Fashion is of the highest order for many, an opportunity for women to wear their best “Derby Hat” and a red-carpet awaits the numerous celebrities that attend each year.

Churchill Downs offers a wide variety of ticket packages as well as general admission for the Paddock, Infield and all other Standing Room Only locations.

The 2017 Kentucky Derby will be the 143rd renewal of the most popular event in American Thoroughbred racing. As always, the grandeur of the experience attracts many fans who wish to attend the event live. The first Saturday in May is a can’t miss experience worthy of being on anyone’s bucket list.


General admission is also available and patrons can save money if they buy before Saturday, December 31st. Prices begin at $60 for the Kentucky Derby and $40 for the Kentucky Oaks.

Starting January 1, pricing for general admission will increase to $70 for the Kentucky Derby and $45 for the Oaks. Those prices will remain in place through April 24. From April 25 until the day before each respective race the price of a general admission ticket will rise to $75 for the Derby and $55 for the Oaks.

General admission tickets provide entry to Churchill Downs, and access to non-reserved seating on the first level of the clubhouse and grandstand. The Paddock Plaza and Paddock Garden areas are also accessible using general admission. The Big Board is viewable from all of these areas, and offers a luscious 15,224 LED screen with 4K high-definition.


VIP Packages are also available through a variety of vendors and can offer a bundle that includes travel, hotel stay, reserved seating and other exciting add-ons. offers a $25,000 Kentucky Derby Dream Bet package to a lucky winner as well.


Kentucky Derby Tickets are available through the Kentucky Derby website at


The Kentucky Derby will run on Saturday, May 6, 2017 and include a full day of racing and festivities.

The Kentucky Oaks will run on Friday, May 5, 2017 and include a full evening of racing and festivities.