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Planning a trip to Louisville for Kentucky Derby weekend? The following companies are Official Hospitality Partners of Churchill Downs and would be happy to arrange your travel and accommodations:

Kentucky Derby and Oaks Travel Packages

Derby Experiences Official Ticket Packages Derby Experiences is The Official Experience Package Provider to Churchill Downs® for the Kentucky Oaks® and the Kentucky Derby. Kentucky Derby Ticket Packages include access to reserved seating, exclusive hospitality venues, local hotel accommodations and more. Learn more at

Hotel Accommodations

The Galt House Hotel is proud to be the Official Host Hotel of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. Located in the heart of downtown on Louisville’s vibrant waterfront and just minutes from Churchill Downs, the iconic hotel is the place to stay when visiting Kentucky.

Bourbon aficionados and foodies will love what's new to the Galt House for Derby 2021 - newly renovated guest rooms, Walker's Exchange - an American Brasserie, and the newly reopened Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar.

Located along the Urban Bourbon Trail, the Belle of Louisville, downtown dining, and 4th Street Live!, The Galt House Hotel is Legendary Louisville®.

The Galt House Derby 147 package includes: 

  • Three-night stay
  • Call to the Post Party on Thursday - mix and mingle with winning jockeys and legendary locals while enjoying live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, and drinks.
  • Complimentary covered self-parking
  • In room special gift
  • Easy access to downtown attractions, including the Urban Bourbon Trail, 4th Street Live!, museums and dining.

Go to to book your package. For groups requiring ten guestrooms or more, contact Lance George, [email protected] or call 502-569-4475. For individual packages contact Elizabeth Broadway, [email protected] or call 502-584-5600.

If you are coming to town for the September, Fall, or Spring Meet or a special event at Churchill Downs book your hotel reservation at

Private Jet Travel 

Sentient Jet, the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Churchill Downs, is pleased to offer you an exclusive opportunity to fly private to and from the Kentucky Derby and/or Oaks. As the jet card ranked #1 in client satisfaction by the readers of Business Jet Traveler, Sentient Jet is committed to providing the ultimate customer experience, including:

  • Guaranteed availability in as little as 10 hours’ notice
  • All-inclusive, hourly rates starting at $5,891, locked-in for 12 months

  • Wi-Fi guaranteed on Mid, Super-Mid, and Large Cabin aircraft

  • A dedicated client management team available 24/7

  • A convenient iOS and Android app 

With your purchase of a Sentient 25-Hour Jet Card, you will also receive one (1) complimentary hour of flight time & a $2,500 betting voucher to use at the 2020 or 2021 Kentucky Derby*.

 Visit and take-off with a Sentient Jet Card today.


**Offer valid until May 3, 2020 and cannot be combined with other offers. Promotion eligible for new Sentient Jet Cardholders only. 

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