Horse racing’s grandest affair, the 140th annual Kentucky Derby, is just over one week away and ticket prices are the lowest they’ve been all year. The most exciting two minutes in sports will transpire on May 3 at Churchill Downs and the competition is as fierce as ever. Nothing brings pageantry and spectacle to the world of sports quite like the Run for the Roses, which makes Kentucky Derby tickets some of the most in-demand vouchers each year.
The average price for Kentucky Derby tickets is $704, down from $812—a 13% drop since last week. This trend is consistent with last year’s numbers, which saw prices fall from $897 (8/23/13) to $758 (8/30/13) a few days before the event. In 2014, the average person will have saved $184 if they waited to purchase Derby tickets until this week, as prices were at a high of $888 at the beginning of April. The minimum price you’ll pay to get into Churchill Downs this year is generally unchanged: pay $57 for General Infield Admission next Saturday.