Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Kentucky Derby is the most popular race in the US. It’s a Grade 1 competition held on the first weekend of May each year. It’s also nicknamed ‘The Run for the Roses’ as the winners of the race are covered up with a blanket of flowers.

The entire race lasts for about 2 minutes which is the reason why it’s also known as ‘The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports’.

While the Kentucky Derby is far from the most valuable horse race event, it’s hard to think of more famous horse races than this. It’s a three-year-olds only race and the US equivalent of the Epsom Derby. American bettors gambled an estimated $133,000,000 on the race in 2015 alone. That’s why the Kentucky Derby tops our chart as the biggest horse race on Earth!

Enjoy an amazing weekend of parties, people watching, fashion and Derby tickets for thrilling horse races. Get up close and personal to the action, explore beautiful Louisville, KY and spend a day on the Ohio river.


Our packages include tours of bourbon distilleries, airfares, accommodations, transportation, transfers and a number of Derby tickets options. Choose from a range of tickets including VIP tickets, access to Barnstable Brown Party, premium hospitality lounges and bars. 

Sports Travel Group offers a range of packages and hospitality options to the premier horse racing events or we can design unique packages just for you to meet your needs, budget and requirements. Call us for more information.

  • Airfares
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Louisville city tour
  • Tickets and a range of hospitality options at the Kentucky Darby
  • Bourbon distillery tour
  • Transfers