The Experience

We roll out the red carpet for our guests on Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby ,“ our exclusive five-day event in Lexington, Kentucky, celebrating the Running of the Kentucky Derby.  Experience the excitement leading up to the first leg in horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown from the moment you arrive in Lexington… and the thrill of viewing the Derby as a VIP in reserved seating at your choice of three exclusive options at Churchill Downs. Starting Gate or Winner’s Circle private indoor/outdoor box unit, or Jockey Club Suite (Jockey Club Suite is limited to 23 guests, available only on Thoroughbred World,). Enjoy great views of the action from an enclosed air-conditioned private box or on the open-air decks, open bar and dining throughout the day, and a live pari-mutuel teller. Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby enhances the Kentucky Derby experience with horse farm and distillery visits, and offers a choice of two itineraries: Bluegrass Country, focusing on the historic traditions of Lexington and the Bluegrass region; or Thoroughbred World, perfect for horse enthusiasts and including admission to the Kentucky Oaks, the annual sister race, for 3-year-old fillies held at Churchill Downs the day before the Kentucky Derby. Bluegrass Country is detailed here; note that Starting Gate Box seating is available on Bluegrass Country only.

Start with our vacation planner so we can match you with our most suitable travel advisor. We do it all for you, air, car, accommodations, tours, you name, it in a seamless luxury vacation experience you will treasure for a lifetime.