2013 Kentucky Derby Tickets
The 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks tickets will officially go on sale Monday November 12, 2012. Fans from all over the world have been anxiously awaiting the chance to buy tickets to witness the two-minute rush of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2013 Kentucky Derby and 2013 Kentucky Oaks are two events race-horsing fans won’t want to miss!
The 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks ticket sale will begin at noon on Monday November 12, 2012 but only be offered pre-registered members of KentuckyDerby.com. The members recently received an email stating they will receive exact instructions on how to but 2013 Kentucky Derby tickets at 9:00 AM EST. Monday morning. Ticket sales will resume on Wednesday November 14, 2012 to the general public.
The official email by Churchill Downs sent to registered fans stated:
“This is a reminder email notice regarding the online premium ticket sale for seating at the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. On Monday, Nov. 12, you will receive an e-mail at approximately 9 a.m. (all times Eastern) providing you with the URL for the online premium ticket presale that will begin that day at noon. Tickets will be available for purchase during the presale period at a 20% premium price. During this premium sales window you will be invited to purchase 2013 Kentucky Derby & Oaks reserved seats on a first-come, first-serve basis before this ticket inventory is made available to the general public. A public online offering of remaining Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks 2013 tickets is scheduled to being on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Locations for seating being offered during this premium presale include the first floor (Sections 111, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127 and 128), second floor (Sections 222, 223, 224 and 225) and third floor (Sections 312 , 323 and 324). If you wish to wait for the first-come, first-serve ticket offering to the general public scheduled for Nov. 14, that sale will include any inventory remaining in those sections following the premium presale and some additional seating that will not be available in the presale. The latter includes:
• Section 110 (Clubhouse) which includes access to on-site hospitality
• Section 325 which includes a ticket to Taste of Derby on Thursday, May 2
All seats will be sold as a two-day package and there is a purchase limit of six seats per household. Please be advised that sales are monitored very closely and customers who violate any purchase restrictions will have their purchases canceled and refunded. Ticket processing charges of $5 per seat per day and a $25 handling fee will apply.
This premium presale opportunity is available only to our registered online customers. No sales will be made in person or by submitting letters, e-mail or telephone calls to Churchill Downs. This inventory offered at the 20% premium prices will be available while supplies last from noon on Monday, Nov. 12 until Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
All sales during this process are subject to terms and conditions and Churchill Downs’ticketing and admissions policy. Prior to purchasing your tickets you will be required to read and agree to these rules. Churchill Downs Incorporated reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate, and/or suspend the sales process and to disqualify any individual who tampers with the process or otherwise violates the rules governing the sales process. Without limiting the foregoing, Churchill Downs Incorporated may, in its sole discretion, prevent an individual from purchasing tickets that is not the original recipient of the offer to purchase tickets or that has questionable eligibility or is otherwise deemed ineligible to participate in the sales process.”
Immediately after purchasing your 2013 Kentucky Derby tickets it’s best to book your hotel room. Many hotels such as The Crowne Plaza Louisville, Hyatt Regency Louisville, and Marriott Louisville Downtown are offering great accommodations just minutes away from the Churchill Downs with continuous shuttle service to downtown Louisville.
My next recommendation after buying your tickets and booking your hotel room for the 2013 Kentucky Derby is to start planning your fabulous outfit. There honestly is no time to spare. Especially if you plan on having a one of a kind hat or fascinator made by a well-known designer. Keep in mind there are guidelines to Derby attire. Lets not also forget ladies and gentlemen that jeans, shorts, and sneakers are not allowed. Ripped or tie-dyed clothing is inappropriate and is not allowed. A sleek sophisticated look is always appreciated at the Kentucky Derby!
The 2013 Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday May 4, 2013.