There are eight cities across the United States that have all four major sports within their metropolitan area: New York City, Miami, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Dallas, Minneapolis, and Boston. But only one state is home to the most prestigious sporting event in history: the Kentucky Derby.
Dubbed "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports," the Kentucky Derby is a famous horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May. The 2019 Derby will be held on May 4 and will be the 145th installment of the annual race. If you or anyone in your family is a sports fan, racing fan, or just loves all the excitement that fills the entire country, now is the perfect time to search for Kentucky Derby packages.
This race is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses at a distance of one and a quarter miles. Additionally, the Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown, followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Both the Preakness and the Belmont experienced hiatus throughout the late 1800s and early 1990s, respectively, but the Kentucky Derby has taken place every consecutive year since 1875.
If you aren't careful, you could be spending a fortune on a single Kentucky Derby ticket. Since this is such an affluent sporting event, celebrities and all kinds of rich individuals can easily afford tickets to the Kentucky Derby, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves. By doing some research online, however, and knowing where to go for better deals, you can find excellent Kentucky Derby packages and all kinds of sports travel options to give your family an unforgettable trip.
There are a wide variety of hotel accommodations available for the 2019 Kentucky Derby and your ticket package can include both a hotel stay for you and your entire family, as well as tickets to the actual race. Though the race itself is only two minutes long, the memories you experience with your family at the Derby will truly last a lifetime.
If you want to learn more about sports travel and find some great Kentucky Derby packages, give Great Atlantic Sports Travel a call today.