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Reminder: Rescheduled Online Sale of Kentucky Derby, Oaks Tickets is Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 12 p.m. EST
A limited number of two-day ticket packages to this year’s Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks will go on sale at http://tickets.churchilldowns.com on Wednesday (Jan. 6) at noon EST.
The online sale of Derby and Oaks inventory was originally scheduled for Dec. 16, but was delayed by a potential data error. “After exhaustive testing, we’re ready to go, and we fully anticipate our limited inventory to move fast,” Churchill Downs Racetrack President Kevin Flanery.
A total of 3,000 seats have been allocated for this online exclusive and include:
¨ Third-floor clubhouse box seats in sections 312-314 and access to the Secretariat Lounge, an exclusive, upscale, indoor hospitality area that will feature premium gourmet food, an open bar, televisions, betting kiosks and live music between races (50 boxes or 300 seats which range from $6,132-$6,390 per six-seat box);
¨ First-floor clubhouse box seats in section 111 (166 boxes or 996 seats which cost $1,500 per six-seat box);
¨ Second-floor grandstand bleacher seats in sections 222-225 (300 seats which range from $214-$225 per seat); and
¨ First-floor grandstand bleacher seats in sections 121-128 (1,404 seats which range from $172-$207 per seat).
Ticket prices vary based on location. There is a purchase limit of six seats or one box per order. Those who want to purchase box seats must purchase the entire box, which includes seats for six. Tickets must be purchased with a Visa credit or debit card. Minimal ticket processing charges will apply.
This offer is exclusive to http://tickets.churchilldowns.com; no sales will be made in person or by submitting letters, e-mail or telephone calls to Churchill Downs.
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 Global Select Market: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will host the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 1 and the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, April 30. The track will conduct its 2010 Spring Meet from Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, July 5. Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5 and 6, 2010. Churchill Downs tickets are available at tickets.churchilldowns.com or by calling (502) 636-4400. Additional information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.churchilldowns.com.
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