The 144th Kentucky Derby: The Facts You Never Knew

This year marks the 144th renewal of the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports! For 20 years, TicketCity has been providing people with Kentucky Derby Tickets and if you’re heading to Churchill Downs tomorrow for the Run for the Roses, here are a few things you might need to know about the longest reoccurring sporting event in the United States – accompanied by a few fun facts to get you through the races!

Kentucky Derby FAQ

What you need to know:
The Kentucky Derby will run, rain or shine. The only thing that could affect the running is lightning.
Gates open at 8:00 AM and shuttle services begin at 7:00 AM – for information on parking/shuttle services, click here.
Be sure to check the section’s guidelines for any possible dress code.
A mint julep is simply, whiskey, water, sugar and mint leaves.

Items permitted through the gates of Churchill Downs: 

Boxed Lunches in a Clear Plastic Bag, Water & Soft Drinks – in plastic bottles only, Baby & Diaper Bags, Purses smaller than 12″ of any dimension., Binoculars, cell phones, sunscreen, strollers, chairs, blankets are all encouraged.

Items not-permitted through the gates of Churchill Downs: 

Coolers, Cans, Tents, Laptop Computers, Tripods, Selfie Sticks, Alcohol, Umbrellas, Weapons, Drones, Hover-boards, Animals (with the exception of service animals for guests with disabilities)

If you’re still looking for tickets to the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, we can help! Click here to see remaining Kentucky Derby ticket options!