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Kentucky Derby, Oaks Section 110 Seating Available for Late Stocking Stuffers

| Churchill Downs | 12/20/2013 #
  • Princess of Sylmar rolled to victory in the 2013 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Reed Palmer, Churchill Downs)

As the hectic swirl of holiday shopping heads into the homestretch, here’s a reminder that you can still place the ultimate gift – tickets to the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks – beneath the tree in a neatly-wrapped package or in the stocking of a loved one.

Churchill Downs has seating available for purchase in the new Section 110 on the track’s historic Clubhouse turn, or first turn, for the 140th runnings of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2 and Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 3.

Section 110 seating for the Derby and Oaks features the spectacular and iconic first turn view of the historic Twin Spires, stadium-style flip-up seating and each ticket includes complete food and beverages in its purchase price.

The seating for Derby and Oaks 140 in Section 110 is available for purchase online in a two-day package at www.kentuckyderby.com. Seating under cover in Section 110 for both days is available for $799, while an uncovered seat for the two-celebration is available for $698.

The exciting seating area, now available in its second year, offers clear viewing of the new 15,390 square-foot LED video “Big Board” that will be located along the backstretch and will be in operation for the 2014 Derby and Oaks. Other enhancements include additional restrooms and wagering lines, larger food and beverage service areas and wider aisles.

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