2020 Kentucky Derby Tickets
Updates to the 2020 Kentucky Derby
The 2020 Kentucky Derby will run without fans at Churchill Downs. We're working closely with the event organizer to refund fans who have tickets to canceled events. Fans will get an email with all the latest info, check here for more information on refunds.
Kentucky Derby Fashion Tips
33 Head to Toe Kentucky Derby Styles
The Kentucky Derby is much more than the most exciting two minutes in sports. It’s also an opportunity for men and women to embrace the fashion, food and festivities of this fabulous springtime tradition. Nothing will get you in the mood for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs quite like an elaborately designed outfit. If you’re wondering how to dress for the Kentucky Derby or a Kentucky Derby party, check out these Kentucky Derby styles to get some inspiration for your personal fashion statement, and get ready to stun your friends while you experience the most exciting two minutes in sports.
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The Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs
And they’re off! The 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is coming down the stretch on Saturday, September 5, 2020, and horse racing fans across the nation will gather at Churchill Downs to be part of the epic action. It’s “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” and it’s even more thrilling with tickets to experience all the high-stakes excitement – and admire all the elegant Derby hats – in person. The first jewel of the revered Triple Crown is on every thoroughbred racing fan’s bucket list and Ticketmaster, the only official place to buy and sell Kentucky Derby tickets, gets you in guaranteed. Be part of an illustrious American tradition at Churchill Downs, and know you’re 100% good to go with Ticketmaster Verified Tickets.
Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky
Churchill Downs is renowned as one of the best horse racing tracks in the world. Aside from the “Run for the Roses”, the track is perhaps best known for the iconic Twin Spires that adorn its grandstand. Churchill Downs can accommodate over 165,000 guests, and the world-class facilities become standing-room-only as the Derby gets fans up on their feet. Fans that want to learn more about the history of horse racing in America can visit the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs before the main event.
The Longines Kentucky Oaks
Fans can kick off the racing fun on Friday, September 4, 2020, with the Longines Kentucky Oaks – the Kentucky Derby’s $1 million dollar sister race & the nation’s richest race for 3-year-old fillies. There’s no better way to turn up the excitement and begin your Derby weekend than with Kentucky Oaks tickets. It’s also the perfect time to THINK PINK as both men & women donning their finest pink attire cover the track. Guests can enter the Longines Fashion Contest for a chance to win a Longines timepiece before witnessing the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger, which pays tribute to the heroes who’ve won the battle with breast cancer and raises money for charities like Norton Cancer Institute’s Breast Health Program. Plus you’ll get a full day of fun, festivities and fashion leading up to the big race.
Horse Racing History & Tradition
The Kentucky Derby dates back to 1875, the year that Churchill Downs completed construction. In the inaugural running, the three-year-old colt Aristides became the first Kentucky Derby winner. In 1919, Sir Barton was the first horse to win the Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes in addition to the Derby – though it wasn’t until Gallant Fox replicated the feat in 1930 that the term Triple Crown entered the horse racing lexicon. Since then, 11 other stallions have won the Triple Crown, including American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify in 2018. Today, the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks remain as popular as ever and attract fans throughout the world with their unbridled action and irresistible excitement.