Popularity of the Kentucky Derby

The popularity of this weekend’s Kentucky Derby brings horse racing to a national stage. The attendance at the Derby surpasses all other stakes races and continues to draw larger crowds; in fact, last year’s Derby broke records with more than 165,000 in attendance and $187.0 million in wagering from all sources. From the most expensive hats ($2750!) to the world’s largest Mint Julep, we were blown away by the larger than life stats and facts about the Derby in the infographic below.

Strong drinks, deep pockets, big hats and fast horses- what makes the Derby your favorite horse race?

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Kentucky Derby Performance Trends Throughout the Years

There have been 138 Kentucky Derbies, and one is on the horizon. But are today’s horses the fastest of all time? Take a look at the results throughout history in this motion graphic from Ticket City.

The Kentucky Derby Experience

An insider’s look at the Kentucky Derby. With the fastest horses, the biggest hats, and the grandest parties, sports reporter Chip Brown provides a sneak peek into the 2013 Derby Experience.

Football Postmortem: What’s Next?

Well this is the first weekend without football and everyone is trying to figure how to get by for the next 200 or so days until football is back in the saddle in the great state of Texas.

The most exciting two minutes in sports.

The most exciting two minutes in sports.

The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in Houston. The Masters is in Augusta, GA. Major League Baseball has 162 games for you to check out. The best part of the NBA season is still yet to come when the teams actually start to play defense.

Call up TicketCity and head to the Kentucky Derby and put on a hat and drink some Mint Juleps.

Spring football will still carry the day in the south. Recruiting junior days and camps keep football at the front of the mind but, my best advice to you is to get out of the house, grab a friend or loved one and go to an event you have never been to before and act like you belong.

They’ll be a lot of people having fun and you can be one of them.

Jason Shares His Top Picks For Best Upcoming Events

With so many great live events to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones should be at the top of your list. Jason, one of our friendly sales associates here at TicketCity, shares what’s at the top of his list these days. Maybe one of these great events will inspire your next ticket purchase.

Jason shares his Top Picks for upcoming live events.

1: NBA Finals

Things are really heating up between the San Antonio Spurs and the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. We still don’t know which two teams will be going head-to-head to claim the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy, but one thing is certain: it’s sure to be an exciting ride! Will the Spurs continue their incredible streak? Will Lebron finally get his championship? Watch the action unfold live with tickets from yours truly.

2: Belmont Stakes

Belmont has provided the stage for many dramatic finishes.  It is the last of the Triple Crown races and provides the possibility of seeing a Triple Crown winner.  Will I’ll Have Another be able to win at Belmont Stakes to make history, claiming the first Triple Crown victory in 34 years? Only time will tell.

3: US Open Tennis

The US Open is widely regarded as one of the most exciting tennis tournaments. The field of over 600 players always includes the top tennis players in the World. The tournament is played in the shadow of New York City, so Manhattan celebrities are a regular sight. This event makes frequent appearances on bucket lists everywhere.

4: Kevin Hart

Hart has turned into a major draw on the American comedy circuit, and he has also made his mark as an actor, writer and producer for myriad entertainment outlets. With new movies and stand-up specials on the horizon, fans will have plenty to look forward to and will no doubt leave the theater with abs sore from laughter.

5: The Book of Mormon

Jason and our CEO, Randy Cohen, were both wowed by this musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. But you don’t have to take our word for it. The production earned 14 nominations and 9 wins in the 2011 Tony Awards. The Drama League, New York Drama Critics, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk all gave their top musical honors to The Book of Mormon.

Looking for tickets to some of your own Top Picks? Give Jason a ring directly at 1.888.561.0037 or call 1.800.SOLD.OUT for personalized customer service from any one of us here at TicketCity.