The next major event on the 2009 calendar that transcends sports is the Kentucky Derby, and those with that event on their “Bucket List” can now do it in a big way.
That revered domain of the rich and famous – recent A-list celebrities include Chelsea Clinton, Tom Brady, Jimmy Fallon, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Cybill Shepherd, Kid Rock, Raquel Welch, and Michael Jordan – is now a part of Churchill Downs’ “Derby Experiences” program, a travel/experience offering that is guaranteed by the Kentucky Derby itself.
While comprehensive top-tier Millionaire’s Row packages are still available, in a nod to these unusual financial times, Churchill Downs and its exclusive hospitality marketer, QuintEvents, is offering “Derby Experiences” which has 13 other levels of accommodation. ”
What makes these packages unique is the inclusion amenities available only through the Derby and Churchill Downs, itself:
o separate entrances to avoid the crowds (150,000-plus on Derby Day)
o a shuttle service to and from downtown Louisville’s finest hotels
o paddock tours and day-long clubhouse hospitality