Get Ready for the Kentucky Derby
is set for the 143rd 2017 Kentucky Derby, also known as ‘The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports’, but
since the Derby is May 6, some facts and history will provide the entertainment
Kentucky Derby by the Numbers
Derby Package Anyone?
If that’s not enough, how about a $100,000 Derby Package? The Louisville Marriott Downtown announced the Best of the Bluegrass hospitality package for the 2017 Derby season.
The package allows guests to experience extraordinary elegance in the hotel’s 14th floor presidential suite beginning Thursday, May 4. The suite features a sweeping Ohio Riverfront and downtown views, a private butlers’ kitchen and bar and bartender service in suite.
The package includes two seats in the exclusive turf club for both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby with security escorts to the seats, a personally prepared breakfast daily in the presidential suite and a gourmet dinner Friday and Saturday evening prepared by Chef Graham Weber. It also includes 10 selected bourbons, which include Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20 year, Blanton’s, Booker’s, Noah’s Mill, W.L. Weller 12 year, Four Roses Single Barrel, Jefferson’s Ocean Aged at Sea, Jefferson’s Reserve Groth Cask Finish, Old Forester Birthday Bourbon, and John E. Fitzgerald Larceny.
The price includes a personal butler, two tickets to the Derby Eve Gala celebration, travel to and from the Louisville International Airport, private tours of two of Kentucky’s distilleries, handicapping of the races, a custom Derby Hat, and a private hair stylist Friday and Saturday morning.
The Best of the Bluegrass Package totals three nights beginning May 4, 2017.