Plan Your Visit

Oaks & Derby Day Suites

Now taking reservations for 2016!

Please submit requests below for the 142nd Kentucky Oaks & Derby. 

Churchill Downs Virtual Tour (NEW)
Take the Churchill Downs Virtual Tour and see it before you experience it.  Take the tour.

Celebrate the Kentucky  Oaks and Derby in style through group packages, you can enjoy the races together. You'll have a better experience and networking opportunities. Most importantly, you won't have to worry about being separated from your group!

The excitement of being at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May has been described as "The greatest two minutes in sports."

For years Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby have provided a distinctive setting for corporate hospitality. A variety of local, national, and international companies have chosen Derby weekend as an opportunity to entertain their most valued clients, employees, and other guests.

Here is a testimonial from one of our current clients:

"Of all the great places to be on Derby and Oaks Days there are none better than the Turf Suites for experiencing the races. Where else can you watch your horse run and if he falls behind you can jump down on him and ride him to the finish line!  Thanks again for always providing me with superior customer service.You continue to make our guest and my experience first class!"

-Kevin Shurn

President, Superior Maintenance Co.

Churchill Downs offers the following private corporate and individual  hospitality options for Derby weekend:

Turf Suites

For more information, please call (502) 638.3859 or submit your request online.

Private Groups of 60

Private Groups of 80

The NEW Turf Suites are located directly inside the Turf Race Course, offering your guests spectacular views of the iconic Twin Spires and bringing your guests breathtakingly close to the thunderous action of horseracing.  Churchill Downs Turf Suites provide an unforgettable experience with amenities like: comfortable, climate-controlled seating; a fully covered, tiered balcony; elegant catering; premium open bar; onsite parking with continuous shuttle service; and the ability to customize suite décor.  The NEW Turf Suites are available to private groups of sixty (60) or eighty (80) guests.


First Turn Suites

Groups of 80 Single Suites

Groups of 150 Double Suites

Stacked suites located on Churchill Downs’ famous first turn offer a clear view of the world’s finest Thoroughbreds charging head-to-head down the stretch toward the Finish Line. An audio/visual entertainment center allows you to stay updated on the latest odds for each race, then watch and listen to each race on interior monitors with surround sound. Your guests will appreciate the view from the rooftop observation deck where they will enjoy a leisurely day sipping Mint Juleps while watching the finest horses in the country compete for millions of dollars in purse money over two days. Each suite is climate controlled, includes an exclusive catering package and parking pass, and has a well-appointed private restroom. We have one double shared venue available for groups of 80 for single suite and 150 for double suite.