Sports fans and entertainment seekers with thoughts of attending this year’s Kentucky Derby could get a chance to purchase general admission tickets for a discounted price if promising colt Super Saver wins his next start on Saturday.
Churchill Downs officials plan to offer a $5 discount on Kentucky Derby general admission tickets on Saturday, March 13 from approximately 6 p.m. to midnight (all times Eastern) if 2-1 morning line favorite Super Saver triumphs in the Grade III, $300,000 Tampa Bay Derby.
Kentucky Derby general admission tickets are currently on sale at Tickets.ChurchillDowns.com for $40. If Super Saver wins, tickets will be reduced by $5 (12.5%) at the online box office to $35. The window of opportunity for the exclusive online offer will be only six hours.
Many pundits consider WinStar Farm’s homebred Super Saver to be one of the most promising 3-year-old prospects for this year’s $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 1.
Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Tampa Bay Derby will be Super Saver’s first start since winning the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (GII) at Churchill Downs last November. Trainer Todd Pletcher has secured the riding services of jockey Ramon Dominquez. They will break from post position No. 6 in the field of seven 3-year-olds.
The Tampa Bay Derby will run as Tampa Bay Downs’ 11th race on Saturday at approximately 5:30 p.m. If Super Saver wins, the Kentucky Derby general admission sale will commence at Tickets.ChurchillDowns.com until midnight once the race is declared official.
Tickets must be purchased with a Visa credit or debit card. Minimal ticket processing charges will apply. This offer is exclusive to Tickets.ChurchillDowns.com; no sales will be made in person or by submitting letters, e-mail or telephone calls to Churchill Downs.
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select Market: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will host the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 1 and the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, April 30. The track will conduct its 2010 Spring Meet from Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, July 4. Churchill Downs is scheduled to host the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for a record seventh time on Nov. 5 and 6, 2010. Churchill Downs tickets are available at Tickets.ChurchillDowns.com or by calling (502) 636-4400. Additional information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at ChurchillDowns.com.
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