Kentucky Derby Tickets
Kentucky Derby Tickets are now on sale! Across the globe, the Kentucky Derby is known as "the most exciting two minutes in sports." What spectacular drama will unfold in 2014? Be there at Churchill Downs to experience the pageantry and tradition of the 140th Run for the Roses live in Louisville — Experience the excitement of horse racing by getting your 2014 Kentucky Derby tickets at Razorgator today!
Kentucky Derby 2014 News and Updates
4/15/14 - The last of the major prep races before the Run for the Roses were held over the weekend, which means the Kentucky Derby picture is clearer than it has been all year. After all, the only points race left is this Saturday's Coolmore Lexington Stakes, which will award just 10 points to the winner. The top twenty point-earners will line up the gate at Churchill Downs on May 3—has your favorite made the cut? California Chrome leads the standings with 150 points, followed by Vicar's in Trouble, Dance with Fate, Wicked Strong, and Samraat to round out the top five contenders. Cairo Prince is safely among the top 20, edging out Uncle Sigh with the tiebreaker. Now that you know the thoroughbred contenders, be a part of the nation's most beloved race and buy your Kentucky Derby tickets today!
4/7/14 - With less than a month until the Kentucky Derby sounds off, wins are more crucial than ever. There are only two more races worth 100 points to the winner: The Blue Grass Stages at Keeneland Race Course and the Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs (April 12). This past weekend we saw two horses achieve a guaranteed spot in the Derby with some great showings: Wicked Strong (who runs in honor of Boston Marathon victims) won at Wood Memorial, while (Derby favorite) California Chrome was stunning in his fourth straight win,
… moreblazing to the finish at Santa Anita to beat Hoppertunity and Candy Boy. Kentucky Derby tickets are offered at just $55, lock yours in today!
3/31/14- This year's Run for the Roses has been left wide-open, and you know what that means! Come race day, the track at Churchill Downs will be buzzing with even more excitement than we've seen in recent years. This weekend, the Louisiana Derby marked one of the finals stops on the road to the Churchill Downs. Intense Holiday was at the gate looking to further his regard as a Derby frontrunner, but Vicar's In Trouble took the early lead and never looked back. Vicar's In Trouble is leading the Derby points standing, making him the most prolific three year-old on the trail this year. For just $55 you can get into one of the most prestigious events of the season and see history being made! This year, anything can happen at Churchill Downs, so Kentucky Derby tickets are a must-buy!
3/25/14 - Honor Code, the thoroughbred to start 2014 favored to win the Kentucky Derby, is off the Triple Crown Trail with a torn ligament in his right hind leg. That's the second horse trainer Shug McGaughey has lost this year, after Top Billing was also taken out of contention a couple weeks ago due to injury. Candy Boy remains a favorite in the standings, but anything can happen this week. The Florida Derby and the Louisiana Derby take off this weekend, featuring both frontrunners Cairo Prince and Intense Holiday, and Candy Boy is not slated to start until next Saturday's Santa Anita Derby. The get-in price for Kentucky Derby tickets remains $55, and has not moved at all since early February—you better secure them before prices jump up as the May date approaches!
3/17/14 - Last week, the action at Santa Anita Park introduced California Chrome to the world in the race for the Derby. A Cal-bred horse has not won the Run for the Roses since 1962 with Decidedly, but considering California Chrome is "peaking at the right time," he looks like a real contender! This weekend, Hoppertunity held on for the victory at Rebel Stakes, forcing Tapiture to finish second. Unfortunately, Top Billing—one of the leading Kentucky Derby contenders—is sidelined with an injury, and is now removed from the Triple Crown trail. You wait all year for the Derby, so why not make a weekend out of it? Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Combination tickets start at a sweet $116!
3/4/14 - This past Saturday, New York-bred Samraat and Uncle Sigh finished one and two in Gotham Stakes for $500,000 at Aqueduct—effectively moving these two into the top ten in the Run For The Roses. The only New York-bred horse to win at Churchill Downs was Funny Cide, and with Intense Holiday, Honor Code and Candy Boy going strong, the latest NY contenders will have to work harder than ever through these last 13 prep races. If you want to save and buy the cheapest Kentucky Derby tickets available ($55), you won't have to worry about not having a great view, because Churchill Downs just partnered with Panasonic to construct a $12 million, 15,224-foot high, HD video screen along the backstretch!
2/24/14 - As we inch closer and closer to the Kentucky Derby, the Run for the Roses is as tight as ever. Both the Fountain of Youth Stakes and the Risen Star, important prep races for the Derby, were not won by favorites. A 9-2 shot, Wildcat Red, won the Fountain of Youth to beat out the 2-1 favorite, Top Billing. Intense Holiday, a 5-1 shot, won by a hair over Albano at Fair Grounds for the Risen Star. The photo finish this weekend in Louisville has appropriately set the tone for this year's exciting road to the Derby so get your tickets now! The favorites for the Kentucky Derby may be fluctuating, but ticket prices for the event remain unchanged since last week.
2/18/14 - This weekend, chestnut colt Tapiture galloped his way into victory and into the front of the Churchill Downs' Run for the Roses. The three year-old pulled off a convincing win at Southwest Stakes by 4.5 lengths over favorite Strong Mandate. This, coupled with first place at Kentucky Jockey Club and third in the Iroquois, has granted Tapiture the most overall points after the first set of Derby Prep races. Kentucky Derby tickets are slightly down and available for as little as $55, lock yours in now!
2/12/14 - Things just got a little more interesting in the race for the Kentucky Derby. Saturday's victory at Santa Anita Park by Candy Boy put the colt on the map and determined the eligibility of 20 horses that will compete on the road to Churchill Downs. Candy Boy won at Robert B. Lewis Stakes by a half-length with a 1:41.83 finish, a ride and time that has impressed all. Other favorites Honor Code, Shared Belief and Mutuel Park are still holding strong as favorites in this early "Run for the Roses".
Kentucky Derby 2014 Season
The world of horse racing is taking a serious turn as the Triple Crown steadily approaches. After some stellar performances over the last couple weeks on the glittering road to the Kentucky Derby, three competitors in particular have arisen. Cairo Prince nailed the Holy Bull at Gulfstream, blowing away the competition by 5.6 lengths, showing his chops as a real contender, while Shared Belief, pulled a beautiful 106 (Beyer Speed Figure) in the CashCall Futurity, and Vicar’s in Trouble, bred out of Louisiana round out the top three three-year olds. While horses will crop in and out of the Derby race, keep an eye on these early favorites; also keep an eye on Kentucky Derby tickets while they’re reasonably priced! Kentucky Oaks tickets are consistently more affordable, starting at just $35 to get into Infield GA, compared with $56 for the same spot at the Kentucky Derby a day later. Go to both events for a $95 minimum or shell out $5428 and fine dine with the best in the Turf Club. Kentucky Derby tickets are always of the highest demand, and are currently $887 on average to be a part of history this year.
Kentucky Derby History
Known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports”, the Kentucky Derby is also one America’s oldest and most prestigious sporting traditions. The first Derby, held at Churchill Downs in 1875, had about 10,000 in attendance. Today, the event regularly draws over 150,000 spectators on the first Saturday in May. The Derby finishes off a week of festivities in Lexington that also includes the Kentucky Oaks
, held the day before the Derby. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the Triple Crown for three-year-old thoroughbreds. The second leg is held two weeks after the Derby at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, followed three weeks later by the Belmont Stakes
in New York. A 2014 Triple Crown winner would be just the 12th in history and the first since 1978.
The average price for a ticket to the 2014 Kentucky Derby is $1203, over three times more expensive than the Kentucky Oaks, which is averaging $377. In 2013, Derby tickets reached an all-time low the week of the event. All sections of the historic Churchill Downs provide a memorable experience. The most affordable options are General Admission Infield tickets. While it doesn’t offer the best vantage point to watch the racing, the Infield is well known for its partying. By contrast, the Millionaires Row offers the best view of both the track and of the rich and famous fans in attendance. Whether in the Millionaires Club or Infield, Grandstand or Clubhouse, derby hats and mint juleps are a must on race day.