Churchill Downs
May 6, 2017

The Kentucky Derby is the first and, to many, most important leg of the Triple Crown. Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Derby is the race to end all races; hall of fame thoroughbreds like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and American Pharaoh all secured their places in history on the one and one quarter mile track.

Located in the heart of Louisville, Churchill Downs is the platonic ideal of a racetrack: the perfect mix of rich, incomparable history and modern amenities. One must see its twin spires and verdant, manicured infield (with a Mint Julep in hand) to fully understand it.

As a Grade I Stakes race, and part of the American Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby is an extremely hot ticket. However, because of our extensive network of partnerships, we offer any combination of tickets, Derby after parties, and packages that suit your needs. We further offer a 200% guarantee that we will fulfill all ticket requests. Cross the Kentucky Derby off your bucket list in style; shop with Fan Hospitality.

Friday May 5th, 2017


There may be other parties going on in Louisville the night before the derby, but Fillies and Stallions is the only one that matters. Featuring a 5-hour open bar, 40 foot red carpet and top shelf entertainment, this event is known for its impressive attendees; a guest-list that includes top athletes, celebrities and influencers. Fillies and Stallions is, famously, an invite only event- however we’ve got the hookup. Whether you are looking for GA, VIP, or Table service, Fan Hospitality has you covered.

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  • Kroger celebrates 30 years supplying Kentucky Derby’s Garland of Roses May 24, 2017
    When Always Dreaming won the 143rd Kentucky Derby on May 6, he was honored in the Winner’s Circle of Churchill Downs with a 40-pound blanket of red Freedom roses, crafted by florists at the Middletown Kroger in Louisville, KY. Since 1987, Cincinnati ...
  • Spotlight on the Arts | 2017 Derby artist is the first to be from Kentucky May 23, 2017
    Bardstown artist Jim Cantrell made Kentucky Derby history this year, becoming the first Kentucky resident artist commissioned to do the officially licensed posters for the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks since the tradition began in 1997. Cantrell’s ...
  • Hard luck Kentucky Derby contender Thunder Snow returns to racing Saturday May 23, 2017
    Thunder Snow, the horse who pulled up shortly after the start of the Kentucky Derby on May 6 will make his return to the track this weekend. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor told the Dubai Racing Channel on Tuesday that the 3-year-old colt will run in the Irish ...
  • Red Mill Museum hosts gala as Kentucky Derby day party May 23, 2017
    On Saturday May 6, 2017, the Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton hosted our annual Gala Celebration to honor our Guardians of History at Hawk Pointe Golf Club. This year's honorees were ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Company, David J. Olekna of the Astle ...
  • McCraken Back on the Worktab After Derby Disappointment May 23, 2017
    The regrouping process for one of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) favorites is officially underway. Janis Whitham's homebred McCraken put in his first timed move since running eighth in the first leg of the Triple Crown, going an easy half ...