Once my best friend and I had decided that we wanted to go and watch a Triple Crown horse race, we couldn’t get the idea out of our heads. Ever since I was a young child, the races on the television always gripped my attention, and as I grew older, I was still hooked on watching the races and I hoped to attend one in person one day. We researched some different races and decided that the Kentucky Derby looked amazing. After reading some information about it, we just had to buy tickets and see it for ourselves.
We bought Infield Club seat tickets since these looked like they would give us the best view of the racecourse and we wanted to be able to get the full experience. They were more expensive than the standard Infield seat tickets, but we ended up with a great view and we were so happy that we had paid the extra money. I bought both tickets on the website, which was very easy to navigate around. The payment methods are very secure, and I’m often very fussy about paying for things online, but I didn’t mind at all.
One of the things which I loved about the Kentucky Derby was seeing all the different outfits being worn by those in attendance. This is a big part of the experience of a Triple Crown horse race, and for some of them, you might be required to get dressed up yourself. There are different types of tickets that you can purchase, however, and with some of them, you aren’t required to wear anything too fancy. As it was my first time going to a race and I wanted to make it memorable, I really enjoyed going out and buying myself a new outfit!
The staff at the Kentucky Derby really made our experience unique and wonderful, and they couldn’t have been more helpful. There were enough of them around the race course, so we were able to stop them and ask any questions we had, which included advice about betting on the horses and which area we were allowed to sit in.
For those wondering what the experience is really like, the best advice I can give you is to book a ticket and try it yourself. It’s one of those things that you can’t possibly understand unless you experience it for yourself
Tips for those attending the Kentucky Derby
1. Book early
Book your tickets earlier rather than later, and if it’s coming very close to the date of the Kentucky Derby this year, you might even want to consider putting it off and getting tickets for the year after, just so you’ll be more prepared. If the tickets are all sold out and you want to get your hands on some, you’ll find yourself having to buy from another individual, and if the demand is high, you could end up paying much more than the ticket is worth.
2. Pay a little extra for better seating
Everybody probably has a budget for the seat tickets that they want to purchase, but remember that the more you pay, the better your experience will be! Most people agree that it’s definitely worth paying slightly more and being seated in a better area, whether it’s for better service, a better view or better photographs to show off!
3. Take a good camera
Nowadays, most smart phones and tablets have great quality cameras included, so if you have one of those, don’t forget to bring it along. However, if you have a professional camera that you’d like to use to capture your memories at the Kentucky Derby, take that with you and use your photography skills to take home the best moments and show them off to your friends.