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Churchill Downs Unveils Section 110 Trackside Seating for Kentucky Derby, Oaks
Churchill Downs Racetrack is introducing a new Section 110 seating and hospitality venue for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and the Kentucky Oaks that offers the historic track’s first stadium-type seating, hospitality highlighted by limitless food and drink and a first-turn Clubhouse location that provides the track’s most breathtaking view of its iconic Twin Spires.
Kentucky Derby and Oaks fans who have registered online at www.churchilldowns/tickets for the opportunity to purchase tickets to the 2013 renewals of those events at Churchill Downs will be contacted via e-mail the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 14 with details of the online offering of more than 3,000 first turn trackside seats in Section 110.
The 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks, America’s top race for 3-year-old fillies, is scheduled on Friday, May 3, 2013. The Kentucky Derby, America’s greatest race, will be run Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Section 110 is located in an area of the first turn, traditionally referred to as the “Clubhouse turn,” that had in recent years been home to the Trackside Village, a two-story hospitality tent constructed specifically for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Week entertainment.
The seats available in Section 110 are Churchill Downs’ first “tip-up” stadium seats, complete with cup-holder. About one-third of 30 ascending rows of seats will be under cover, with easy access from all Section 110 seats to a food and drink concourse and an ample supply of betting windows and restrooms located on its ground floor.
Pricing for the two-day ticket package for Kentucky Derby and Oaks will range from $698 for uncovered seats to $799 for seats located under cover.
The new seating and hospitality venue in Section 110 replaces the Infield Club, a Kentucky Derby and Oaks hospitality venue that had been located in the infield over the past three years. The Section 110 hospitality options are significantly enhanced as seats and the view of the track are located in the Clubhouse on the famous first turn, and food and beverage options now include alcohol and in-seat service.
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2013, and its 2012 Fall Meet is scheduled for Oct. 28-Nov. 25. The track has hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a record eight times. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.