Kentucky Derby Tickets
Every year, over 150,000 fans pack the infield and the grandstand to watch The Run for the Roses. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. Kentucky Derby Tickets are not easy to get. Just Great Tickets is your best source for quality Kentucky Derby Tickets.
Get your Kentucky Derby Tickets now for this years "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports. The race is one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs. The race is alson knows as The Run for the Roses for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing in the United States.
Kentucky has been a major center of horse breeding and racing since the late 18th century. In 1872, Col. Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., grandson of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition, organized the Louisville Jockey Club for the purpose of raising money to build quality racing facilities just outside of the city. The track would soon become known as Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Derby Tickets have always been coveted, but on May 3, 1952, the first national television coverage of the Kentucky Derby took place and Kentucky Derby Tickets became ever harder to get as the nation was able to see the excitement that surrounds the race.
Just Great Tickets is the place for your Kentucky Derby Tickets for the infield, a spectator area inside the track which offers general admission. And Just Great Tickets also has Kentucky Derby Tickets for the grandstand, sometimes known as "Millionaire's Row" referring to the expensive box seats that attract the rich, the famous and the well-connected.
But Mint Juleps aside, people want Kentucky Derby Tickets so see the horses, and over the years there have been many memorable performances. Of course, the Kentucky Derby is the start of any horse's Triple Crown aspirations, and Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed started their marches with a win at Churchill Downs. Secretariat's time of 1:59:40 in 1973 still stands as the fastest run of all time. Other horses that performed well at Churchill Downs included Unbridled in 1990, War Emblem in 2002, and of course the champion Barbaro in 2006.
Like the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby is a spectacle. Fans come from all around the world to witness the pomp and circumstance and the pageantry that is the Kentucky Derby. Listen to the University of Louisville marching band play Stephen Foster's "My Old Kentucky Home," sip a Mint Julep and be a part of sporting history. Just Great Tickets is the place for your Kentucky Derby Tickets.