Seating Options

Dining

For Dining Tickets, there may be limited dining tables available for select race dates. Should you not see the dining option you are looking for, or it is currently available, please contact Churchill Downs Group Sales at groupsales@kyderby.com

Millionaires Row & Skye Terrace

Sit down in the same seats as the world’s most revered racing enthusiasts! The Millionaires Row and Skye Terrace dining rooms provides scenic vantage points to view the races from a tiered balcony overlooking the finish line, or via televisions monitors from the comfort of your table.

  • Tickets start at $38.00 per person inclusive of admission, a race day program, Chef’s Table buffet, and soft beverages. Buffet service is available for three (3) hours, beginning at gate opening time.
  • Seats do not need to be purchased as complete tables, though when reserving less than a full table your group may share a table with other guests.
  • Dining amenities include aChef's Table buffet and cash bar service, as well as easy access to mutuel tellers, self-service betting machines, television monitors, and restrooms.

Stakes Room


The premium Stakes Room offers private wraparound balconies which provide phenomenal views of both the track and paddock.

  • The Stakes Room features a premium buffet featuring a daily rotating menu of locally sourced seasonal ingredients, carving stations & an array of desserts. View Sample Menu. Buffet service is available for three (3) hours, beginning at gate opening time.
  • Exclusive cash bar service and access to mutuel tellers, self-service betting machines, television monitors, and restrooms.
  • Seats do not need to be purchased as complete tables, though when reserving less than a full table your group may share a table with other guests
  • On Sundays enjoy our special Stakes and Eggs Brunch starting at $45 per person. View Brunch Menu

Roses Lounge

This beautifully appointed interior dining room, formerly known as the Matt Winn Dining Room, has outstanding track views including those of the final stretch and finish line. Enjoy gracious décor showcasing the excellence displayed by 12 Triple Crown winners and other unforgettable performances by horses and horsemen.

  • Ticket prices start at $20.00 per person which includes your seat, official racing program and access to the third floor clubhouse.
  • Seats do not need to be purchased as complete tables, though when reserving less than a full table your group may share a table with other guests.
  • Dining options include a chef’s table buffet or a variety of delicious choices on the Roses Lounge menu. Buffet pricing starts at $21.

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The Courtyard at Downs After Dark

Available on Downs After Dark Saturdays, June 17th, and September 23rd and Friday, June 30th.

Have a unique experience for Downs After Dark in The Courtyard, a 21+ exclusive area on the home stretch of the racetrack, with access to indoor hospitality.

  • $69 per person
  • Draft beer and wine from 6-10 p.m.
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvers from 5-9 p.m.
  • A racing program
  • Access to first come, first served outdoor picnic style seating and indoor dining tables

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Reserved Box Seating

Sit down to a stunning view of the world’s most legendary racetrack! Covered and uncovered outdoor reserved box seats are located on the second and third levels of the clubhouse, along the finishing stretch of the dirt racetrack. Reserved box seat tickets include admission and a reserved seat. Reserved box seat guests have access to the second level ITW and Food Court, as well as the Paddock area and Paddock Plaza.

Seats do not need to be purchased as complete boxes (6 seats), though when reserving less than six tickets, your group may share seats within a box with other guests.

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Suites & Private Rooms

Jockey Club Suites

Entertain in high style and take in the panoramic view of Churchill Downs from an exclusive suite. Located on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors of the Jockey Club Suite Clubhouse, each luxury suite features an indoor lounge seating area with bar and a private tiered balcony that boasts a stunning view of the racetrack.

Treat your party to first-rate, sterling service. Amenities include a private self-service wagering machine, wet bar, and wait staff. Complimentary race day programs can be picked up from the concierge desk as you enter the suite clubhouse. Customized catering is available, ranging from light refreshments to full lunch or dinner packages. Jockey Club Suites are an ideal setting for corporate entertainment or small celebrations with family and friends.

Prices start at $480, and include admission, suite access, and race day programs for 24 guests.

To make a reservation or to learn more about seating for your group of 24 or more, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at groupsales@kyderby.com.

Winner’s Circle Suites

Sit where the owners of the Kentucky Derby horses sit! Winner’s Circle suites – NEW in 2015 – offer open-air, covered lounge seating with unmatched proximity to the racetrack and Winner’s Circle.

Treat your party to front row, thunderous horse racing action. Amenities include private wet bar and personal suite attendant to take care of your food and beverage needs. Complimentary race day programs are available when entering your suite and mutuel tellers are conveniently located nearby. Customized catering is available, ranging from light refreshments to full lunch and dinner packages. Winner’s Circle Suites are an ideal setting for casual corporate entertainment or small celebrations with family and friends.

Prices start at $360 and include admission, suite access, and race day programs for 18 guests.

To make a reservation or to learn more about seating for your group of 24 or more, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at groupsales@kyderby.com.

Private Rooms

Stakes Rooms - Tavern, Veranda, Parlor

You and your guests will enjoy this new, luxurious open space paying homage to the rich traditions of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. The exclusive grand setting of an open and flowing space can be segmented into three separate rooms…Tavern, Veranda, and Parlor—each of which feature private, upscale bars. The Tavern and Veranda offer private balconies which provide phenomenal views of the track. The Parlor includes a private, covered patio balcony stretching from the Paddock to the Racetrack. Available during the race meet, and even before the race day, these rooms are sure to exceed expectations for your business and social events. Group rates for each room start at $71 and offers the premium Chef's Table Buffet and soft beverages.

Tavern: This is a shared room with other patrons. On Sundays enjoy our special Stakes and Eggs Brunch starting at $45 per person.

Veranda: This private area is exclusively available for groups ranging in size from 125 to 190 guests.

Parlor: This private area is exclusively available for groups ranging in size from 100 to 155 guests.

To make a reservation or to learn more about seating for your group of 24 or more, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at groupsales@kyderby.com.

The Courtyard

Enjoy a day at the races from the open-air Courtyard! This spacious lawn area sits next to the Winner’s Circle and offers a front row racetrack view and unparalleled experience. If you were any closer to the action, you may need a saddle! The Courtyard also includes access to a private indoor, climate-controlled hospitality lounge with mutuel tellers, self-service wagering machines, cash bar service, television monitors and restrooms.

The Courtyard is perfect for groups of 50 to 100 guests. Group pricing starts at $36 per person, and includes admission, exclusive Courtyard access, race day programs, chef’s table buffet and soft beverages.

To make a reservation or to learn more about seating for your group of 24 or more, please contact a group sales representative at 502.636.4450, or via email at groupsales@kyderby.com.

General Admission

General admission tickets allow access to first floor seating (including first floor clubhouse and first floor grandstand area), as well as the Paddock area, Paddock Plaza, second level ITW, and Food Court. Seating is first come, first served. General admission tickets start at $3.00 per adult, and $1 per Senior (age 60+, I.D. required). Children 12 years and younger are complimentary (this does not apply on Kentucky Derby & Oaks Days).

General admission can be purchased at any admission gate or online at the link below. When you buy your General Admission ticket in advance online, you can avoid the lines and print your ticket from home, or view the ticket on your mobile device for fast entry into the gates.

Please note that the Senior Discount is not available for all live race days. On Family Adventure Days, children under 2 years of age are free; 2-12 years of age require a child's ticket for entry.

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