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Kentucky Derby releases infield seats that will only cost you an arm and a leg

Churchill Downs is releasing more reserved Kentucky Derby tickets to the public at a steep cost.

Friday, March 26 at noon you can begin purchasing two-day tickets to the Oaks and Derby with views from the grandstand, first turn or an infield box that seat up to six. It will only set you back at a minimum of $600 for the all-inclusive ticket that gives you access to food and drinks (yes, the alcoholic ones too).



As of today, these are the cheapest tickets available to watch the Fastest Two Minutes in Sports. During a normal year, it’s $150 for two-day general admission access. That’s only a $450 difference. Now all you need is a stimulus check to experience the Kentucky Derby!

As an annual infield patron, I understand that abiding by Covid rules and regulations is difficult. There must be a little give and take. If this is all they’re giving to the public, CDI is just going to take a ton of money. Do what’s right, Churchill Downs: open up the infield for those who enjoy horse racing more than one weekend a year.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

6 Comments for Kentucky Derby releases infield seats that will only cost you an arm and a leg

  1. RealCatsFan
    3:03 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

    Nick, you and I both know that the bigwigs who run CDI couldn’t give two shits about the average horse racing fan, or the average folks who just want to enjoy the atmosphere of the Derby infield like in the old days. They have been trying to get rid of the “riff raff” of average people for years, and this is the excuse they have been looking for. If you expect these prices to ever go down again, then I have a bridge to sell you. They just want to host a party for the upper crust millionaires, and the rest of us can go to hell or watch it on TV. How much you want to bet the TV broadcast will be PPV soon too? And meanwhile, they have the state politicians in their back pocket. They will continue to keep Casino gambling and sports betting out of our state while neighboring states make billions. They are an engorged tick on the ass of the commonwealth.

    • Corder
      7:49 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

      Was going to add to this mid way through but I feel you have said it all. Touché.

    3:11 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

    The most I ever paid for Infield was $35… Once those prices went up and they limited the “carry in” items I was done. Oaks and Derby had become too expensive and even “Thurby” or whatever they try to shill as “a day for the locals” had gotten ridiculous. As stated above, they don’t care about the average consumer. Wanna bet protestors show up?

  3. Headhurts
    3:27 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

    Sport of kings not peasants.

  4. BlueCat22
    4:57 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink


  5. gasman01
    7:27 pm March 22, 2021 Permalink

    Sounds like a day at Keeneland for me if that’s an option this year.