Derby Insider

 

Crazy Derby Hat
By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018
The Kentucky Derby is all about the excitement of the races and of course the beautiful horses, but what else makes the Derby one of the best events to attend? The hats of course!
 

By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018
There are many storied and rich traditions that surround the Kentucky Derby. Traditions such as the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” before the race, the famous Twin Spires overlooking the track, and the beautiful and extravagant hats the ladies display. Just as famous and woven into the history of the Kentucky Derby is a drink known as the mint julep.
 
Secretariat
By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018
Every generation has its heroes and stars, whether they are on the radio, the silver screen, or on the field of competition. It’s no different for horse racing. Recently, racing fans have been fortunate to see two Triple Crown champions, First American Pharoah in 2016 and then Justify in 2018.
 
Seattlew Slew
By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018
Before Secretariat’s record setting Triple Crown run in 1973, it had been 25 years since a horse had pulled off winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. The next horse to step into racing immortality would only be four years away, as Seattle Slew excited the racing world with his great performances in the spring of 1977.
Choosing Seats
By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018

A lot of the patrons of Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby day are repeat customers. They have bought Kentucky Derby tickets in the past, from Churchill Downs, EBay, or a reputable third-party provider such as Derby Deals.com.


By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018

Thousands of people each year decide to cross the Kentucky Derby off of their “bucket list” by investing in Kentucky Derby tickets or a ticket package, and making the pilgrimage to Churchill Downs to experience the Derby season in Louisville. Many of those people buy their Derby tickets right here at DerbyDeals.com! Tens of thousands more will be making return trips to the “Derby City”, not just for the race, but to enjoy what is Louisville’s best week of the year.

Derby Hats
By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 12/17/2018
The Kentucky Derby hat is almost a much a part of the Kentucky Derby as the thoroughbreds themselves. For many folks, a day at the track isn’t really a time to go all out with fashion as casual attire are generally sufficient, unless you are in a premium seating area.

By Anastasia Austen, Senior Writer
Posted: 9/3/2015
By now, the world knows that American Pharoah is a true Thoroughbred racing champion and twelfth winner of the elusive Triple Crown. But behind all the trophies is the story of a special horse with a great pedigree, a powerful team, a sweet disposition and a heart of gold.

By Anastasia Austen, Senior Writer
Posted: 8/31/2015
While enjoying the tradition of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby races, we invite you to also try these two delicious local favorites and immerse yourself into the unique offerings available to you during Derby Week.

By Anastasia Austen, Senior Writer
Posted: 8/30/2015
When you mention the Kentucky Derby, people smile. This storied horse race is deeply ingrained in American sport history and southern culture for a myriad of reasons, but what really makes the “Derby Experience” so grand and unique?

By Anastasia Austen, Senior Writer
Posted: 8/26/2015

“When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do.”

This quaint quote is a reminder that in even ancient times, people knew to embrace local culture and traditions when traveling to new places…the same is true for a trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby!


By Anastasia Austen, Senior Writer
Posted: 3/22/2015
The Kentucky Derby is legendary. But it’s not only about the horses— it is also about endless people watching, unique fashion and great memories. Historically, racing enthusiasts of days past would dress in their finest outfits to “see and be seen” and horse racing was a huge social event.

By DerbyDeals.com Staff
Posted: 1/1/2014

Since 1986, Churchill Downs has used an earnings system in qualifying for the Kentucky Derby. That has changed over the last few years as they have instituted a new system that began in 2014 and is called the Road to the Kentucky Derby. This new system is based on points for wins in races designated by Churchill Downs through two phases.