In last week’s blog—Tips for Attending 2018 Kentucky Derby—Pt. 1we here at Superior Executive Services mentioned a few tips to ensure that you get the most out of your 2018 Kentucky Derby experience. If you have yet to read this, be sure to give it a peak because in today’s blog, we are going to pick up where we left off and add a few more tips to this list.  

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Bring Cash—But Maybe Not Too Much

Cash is king at the Kentucky Derby. Parking, drinking, food, betting—all require cash. While the Churchill Downs facility does have ATMs, the lines are typically long, and not how you want to spend your time at the Derby.

While you should probably bring more than you need, if you are going with the goal of doing some serious betting, you may want to limit how much you bring. In fact, some may say, don’t bring more than you are willing to lose. Horse racing can be addictive, and after sampling some local bourbon and gulping down some iconic mint juleps, you may get a little zealous with your bets.

Decide How You Want to Experience the Derby

Do you want to party in a potentially muddy infield with a rowdy crowd who may have had one too many mint juleps, or sit in the stands of Churchill Downs, where you will likely see celebrities and some big tickets being cashed? Both can be tremendous fun, and it’s up to you to decide which adventure you want. This is one of the great things about the Kentucky Derby atmosphere. If you are looking for a Kentucky Derby Package with some luxurious seating, check out Superior Executive Services packages. We have everything from luxurious 1st Level Clubhouse Packages to Millionaires Row Packages, where you can get the ultimate VIP experience. 

Explore Louisville

Louisville is a city full of good food, drink, sports, history, and entertainment. This statement is true at all times during the year, but this is especially true during the Derby. For the people of Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is like Christmas, July 4th, and all other holidays wrapped in one. This will quickly become apparent as you move around the city during the Derby. It is a special and exciting time to be in Louisville. There a number of events to look forward to, including the boat race, free concerts, and the largest firework show in the U.S.

With more than 158,000 people attending the 2017 Kentucky Derby, the event is the largest and most attended horse race in the country and 2018 is sure to follow this trend. While the label “the most exciting two minutes in sports” may lead you to believe the excitement is short-lived, this is certainly not the case. The Derby is actually a two-day event with events and races that can be as equally as fun as the main race.

Fun fact: among all the traditional excitement of the race, this year there will be a horse named Gronkowski. As you might have guessed, the horse is named after the New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski—the horse stands at roughly the same height.

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What Is Superior Executive Services?

We are experts in the world of corporate entertainment and hospitality. We plan, tailor, and execute trips to world-class sporting events—Kentucky Derby, The Masters, the Superbowl, NCAA Final Four, and much more! We have years of experience in hospitality, sports marketing, and in catering our services to companies looking to incentivize key clients or wow employees. Our all-inclusive packages can include everything you need to have an unforgettable experience from arrival to departure. Our commitment to providing superior services not only applies to the accommodation and trip itineraries but also to our transportation. In addition to providing round-trip transportation, we also offer our clients the option to have a superior travel experience with our privately chartered flights. Learn more about our Private Air services.