The first floor grandstand seating is an all reserved bleacher or bench style seat, similar to what you might find at a football stadium for example. These seats are very economical and would most likely be good choices for budget-conscious purchases. The main difference in pricing is reflected in the proximity to the finish line. Section 120 is a preferred seat to Section 128 for example and offers a better view of the finish line. This is the cheapest area in the track for reserved seats for Derby and Oaks. The starting gate for the Derby is right in front of Section 128 basically. This is an exciting place to sit to see the start of the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports”.
Looking for a room for the Kentucky Derby? Stay at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel. We have a special three-night package that includes tickets for both the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby. Your accommodations include a welcome reception on Thursday evening. You will be in the heart of Metro Louisville close to great restaurants, bars, and entertainment. DerbyDeals.com also has round trip shuttle service for every guest staying here to and from Churchill Downs for both Oaks and Derby Days. This is an amenity rich hotel with outstanding customer service.