The Kentucky Derby, presented by Woodford Reserve, is a top rank, Grade I stakes race for 3 year old Thoroughbred horses. The race distance is one and one-quarter miles long, and it is run on the dirt racetrack at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
20 horses compete in the Kentucky Derby, which is a larger field size than most horse races; where on average 8 horses race against one another. The Kentucky Derby winning purse is $2 million.
The Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May every year, and typically draws a crowd of 155,000 people. It is the longest continually held sporting event in America, and it is one of the most prestigious horse races in the world.
Kentucky Derby Package
Check-in: 2 May 19 ~ Check-out: 4 May 19
Grandstand; Section 126-128 (or Similar); All rows
Roundtrip Shuttle Transportation To Oaks & Derby
Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport
* Conditions: Prices per person in NZ$, twin share on board basis and ticket category as listed above . Payment: 60% non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. Balance due 90 days before departure. Balance is subject to exchange rate fluctuations and price is guaranteed only upon receiving full payment. Subject to availability and AIM Holidays T&Cs as listed on our website.