About Kentucky Derby
Dubbed the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” nothing in sports truly compares to the intensity and abruptness of the Kentucky Derby. At the stables of Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, history is made every year. The grounds are filled with the finest horses that the sport has to offer as well as the best jockey and trainers. Throughout their careers, these horses can only race in the Kentucky Derby once, but if they can win this race there is a chance that they go down in history as one of the best racing horses of all-time. As the first leg of the Triple Crown, Kentucky Derby tickets offer fans that chance at a glimpse of history.
With the Preakness and Belmont races following the Kentucky Derby, the atmosphere at Churchill Downs is one of getting the party started. Known for its tailgaters, big hats and delicious drinks, fans are essentially going to an exclusive party when they purchase Kentucky Derby tickets.
If the horse you see win the Kentucky Derby goes on to win the Triple Crown you are in an elite class of sports fan. Dating back to 1919, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown. It started with Sir Barton in 1919. Most recently, Justify completed the feat in 2018 just three years after American Pharoah pulled it off in 2015. The most dominate horses may have been in the 1970s. Affirmed won in ’78, Seattle Slew in ’77, but no horse was more dominant than Secretariat in 1973. When people think of dominant horses and the Kentucky Derby, Secretariat is a name every fan knows. Just think of how lucky those fans are that purchased Kentucky Derby tickets. They witnessed a part of history, and many fans might still have their Kentucky Derby tickets stub due to their importance. Twice in the history of the Triple Crown has there been a sizable gap between winners. From 1948 to 1973 no horse could accomplish the feat and again from ’78 to 2015.
The Kentucky Derby is also the pinnacle for jockeys in the sport of horse racing. The active leader is Calvin Borel who has won the race on three occasions. He is chasing retired jockeys Eddie Arcaro and Bill Hartack, each with 5 apiece. Other extremely talented jockeys that have etched their name in history thanks to multiple Kentucky Derby wins include Gary Stevens, Edgar Prado, Kent Desormeaux and Mike Smith. The current defending champion jockey is Flavien Prat, who won with a longshot in 2019 aboard Country House. At 65-1 odds, the 2019 Derby will go down in history as one of the biggest upsets in the sport.
Kentucky Derby tickets should be at the top of every sports fans’ wish list. The event is incomparable thanks to the history surrounding it and the atmosphere that envelops it. There are many races throughout the day that fans can enjoy (and bet on). The day culminates with an unforgettable race. Secure your 2020 Kentucky Derby tickets to be a part of this experience.
Kentucky Derby tickets are available now. Be there to see the excitement and get your tickets for the 2020 Kentucky Derby and hang on for a wild ride. The full list of Kentucky Derby events available for purchase are right here at TicketNetwork.