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.