Towson, Md. (April 15, 2013) – Many refer to the Kentucky Derby as the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” but the excitement surrounding the grandeur of race day at Churchill Downs far exceeds the two-minute thrill on the track. With steep prices for airline tickets, accommodations, and race tickets, RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company and a leading provider of global travel insurance, protects the trip investment of those eager to experience America’s original, extravagant sports party on May 4, 2013, whether or not you’re wearing the best Derby hat of all.
While betting at the Kentucky Derby makes the event more enjoyable for some, taking a gamble on the trip investment isn’t. In case of weather or transportation delays, family emergencies, illness, work related cancellations and more, RoamRight protects every penny, leaving the betting to the race track.
The Kentucky Derby puts the top 20 three-year-old Thoroughbreds in the country on the big stage for a one-and-a-quarter mile trip around the Churchill Downs track, located in Louisville, Ky. In this first leg of the prestigious Triple Crown, jockeys vie for their place in the winner’s circle – in hopes of receiving the $1 million purse and 14-carat gold trophy. Full of over-the-top fashion, A-list celebrities, and socialites galore, revelers dress to the nines for the weekend festivities in seersucker suits and extravagant hats affixed with flowers and lace while sipping traditional mint juleps.
Pricing for Kentucky Derby tickets currently range from $95 for infield seats to $39,200 on Millionaires Row. A combo package to Friday’s Kentucky Oaks race and Saturday’s Kentucky Derby is offered as well, starting at $495 for two-day admission. Newly added in 2013, the Churchill Downs Racetrack introduces Section 110, the first stadium-type seating for the historic racetrack. Located in the area of the first or “Clubhouse” turn, the new additions offer the most breathtaking views of the track below.
Numerous accommodations options are available in the Louisville area, as the Kentucky Derby lodging partners offer two and three-night packages that include rooms and tickets to both the Derby and Oaks races. Galt House Hotel, the official lodging partner, offers a three-night package with prices starting at $2,295 per person, including accommodations, tickets to the Derby and Oaks, and transportation. The Jameson Inn offers a two-night package that includes accommodations and tickets to the Derby and Oaks with prices starting at $1,050 per person.
RoamRight suggests attendees pre-purchase parking to make their race day more enjoyable. Options include a pre-paid parking pass for $215 per vehicle at derbybox.com or alternate forms of transportation, such as round-trip shuttle services provided by Miller Transportation to and from downtown Louisville and parking areas on Kentucky Derby and Oaks Days. Round-trip shuttle prices vary by pick-up location. For more information, prices and schedules, visit Miller Transportation online at www.millertransportation.com. For travelers interested in protecting their Kentucky Derby trip investment, visit www.RoamRight.com or call 1-877-687-7170 for more information on which travel insurance plan fits their trip.
RoamRight, a division of Arch Insurance Company based in Towson, Maryland, is a provider of global travel insurance established by a group of travel insurance professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience helping travelers around the world. RoamRight offers travel insurance plans for leisure, business, student and group travelers, taking trips both domestic and abroad.
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