Kentucky Derby Tickets News
4-30-15: Here is the 2015 Kentucky Derby post positions and updated odds:
1. Ocho, Ocho (50-1). 2 Carpe Diem (8-1). 3. Materiality (12-1). 4. Tencendur (30-1). 5. Danzig Moon (30-1). 6. Mubtaahij (20-1). 7. El Kabeir (30-1) 8. Dortmund (3-1). 9. Bolo (30-1). 10. Firing Line (12-1). 11. Stanford (30-1). 12. International Star (20-1). 13. Itsaknockout (30-1). 14. Keen Ice (50-1). 15. Frosted (15-1). 16. War Story (50-1). 17. Mr. Z (50-1). 18. American Pharoah (5-2). 19. Upstart (15-1). 20. Far Right (30-1).
4-21-15: Here are the odds for this year's Kentucky Derby:
AMERICAN PHAROAH: 3/1
CARPE DIEM: 7/2
INTERNATIONAL STAR: 15/1
FIRING LINE: 15/1
EL KABEIR: 22/1
5-2-14: 2014 Kentucky Derby tickets have hit their lowest point yet. The current average ticket price is $487, which is down $53 from yesterday. With no more General Admission tickets available, the cheapest Grandstand seats at $181. There's about 200 tickets listed below the $200 mark. The most expensive ticket listed is $1,994.
4-30-14: According to CBS, the favorite for this weekend's Kentucky Derby is California Chrome. Thus far, Kentucky Derby tickets on the secondary market average $532 with a get-in price of $63 for General admission seats. Grandstand tickets start at $125. Overall, tickets prices on the resale market are trending downward 30% this week.
4-28-14: With the Kentucky Derby less than one week away and over 6,000 tickets still available, the average asking price on the secondary market has dropped 21% in the past 7 days. General Admission tickets start at $66, while seated tickets start at $226. It's currently the cheapest Derby of the past 3 years.
4-24-14: The Associated Press recently ran a special on Larry Collmus, aka the voice of the Kentucky Derby. Collmus has called the race for NBC sports in the past, but this will be first call for the live audience at the Derby. Kentucky Derby tickets currently average $653 on the secondary market, with the cheapest GA ticket at $22.
4-21-14: With less than 2 weeks until the race, let's take a look at the secondary ticket market for this year's Kentucky Derby. The average asking price on the resale market is currently $746, which is the cheapest of the past 3 years. The current General Admission Get-In cost of $56 is also the cheapest of the past three years. Overall, Kentucky Derby tickets have taken a 10% downward trend this week.
4-18-14: The latest ESPN power rankings for the Kentucky Derby are: 1. California Chrome, 2. Hoppertunity, 3. Wicked Strong, 4. Constitution, 5. Samraat, 6. Cairo Prince, 7. Vicar's In Trouble, 8. Intense Holiday, 9. Candy Boy, 10. Wildcat Red. The average price of Kentucky Derby tickets on the secondary market is currently $744.
4-14-14: The celebrity list for the Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve Gala was released this morning with many musical acts, actors, sports figures, and politicians included. Highlights include Miranda Lambert, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Gene Simmons, Dierks Bentley, the Kings of Leon, and Heart. The event takes place on May 2nd.
4-10-14: The New York Daily News released their latest set of Kentucky Derby Power Rankings on April 7th. The list is: California Chrome, Hoppertunity, Constitution, Wicked Strong Tapiture, Intense Holiday, Vicar's In Trouble, Samraat, Candy Boy, Wildcat Red, Chitu, Uncle Sigh, General a Rod, Cairo Prince, and We Miss Artie.
4-9-14: Of the 3 major horse races, Kentucky Derby tickets are far and away the most expensive. The current average price on the secondary market for the Derby is $832. The average ticket price for the Preakness Stakes is $264, and $229 for the Belmont Stakes. The Kentucky Derby has a get-in price of $52, while The Preakness has a get-in of $40 and Belmont Stakes at $17.
4-8-14: USA Today recently published an article picking their favorite for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. The publication chose California Chrome as their winner after the horse won 4 straight races by increasing amounts. Kentucky Derby tickets currently average $849 on the secondary market, which is up 1% in the past 7 days.
4-4-14: The office of Kentucky governor
Steve Beshear debuted the 2014 commerative Kentucky Derby poster yesterday. The poster was designed by James Shambhu and highlights the 1974 100th anniversary race. The poster currently sells for $15 at the governor's website and will be available at the Governor’s Downtown Derby Celebration on May 3rd.
4-3-14: Ticket prices on the secondary market for the 2014 Kentucky Market has increased by an average of 3% in the past 7 days. The average asking price is currently $866, while the cheapest of the 20,008 tickets listed carries a base price of $52. The most expensive base price is $4,511.
4-2-14: ESPN's power rankings from April 1st are: 1. Candy Boy, 2. California Chrome, 3. Samraat, 4. Tapiture (tied with) 4. Constitution, 6. Hoppertunity, 7. Intense Holiday, 8. Vicar's In Trouble (tied with) 8. Wildcat Red, 10. Cairo Prince. Kentucky Derby tickets are trending downward 1% this week to average price of $867 on the secondary market.
4-1-14: With just over a month to go until the race, average ticket price on the secondary market for the 2014 Kentucky Derby is $873.72. The average price has seen a 3% increase overall in the past 7 days. The current cheapest ticket is $62 while the most expensive seat listed is a whopping $4,873.
3-28-14: It's the last chance to bet on the futures wager as the final pool opened yesterday at noon. It allows betters to place their wagers early for better odds come race day. Average ticket price for the Derby is currently $843, which is down 4% in the past 7 days. The cheapest available ticket is $52.
3-27-14: The lineup for the annual set of concerts around the Kentucky Derby was released last night. Kentucky's own Horizontal Boogie Band are first to hit the stage on April 30th. Big & Rich will perform on May 1st. Fall Out Boy will be “Saving Rock & Roll” on May 2nd during the eve of the race, and DJ Jay Kay will take the duties after the race.
3-25-14: With less than 2 months until the 2014 Kentucky Derby, the power rankings for the Kentucky Derby are: 1. Candy Boy, 2. Cairo Prince, 3. Intense Holiday, 3. Hoppertunity, 4. Tapiture, 5. Samraat, 6. Uncle Sigh, 7. Wildcat Red, 8. General a Rod, 9. California Chrome, and 10. Social Inclusion.
3-24-14: Ticket prices for the 2014 Kentucky Derby have varied slightly over the past week. Overall, the average secondary market asking price has seen a 4% increase. The current average price is $892 with 18,549 tickets available on the resale market. Cheapest ticket is $65 while the most expensive is $5,155.
3-21-14: With about six weeks until the most exciting two minutes in sports, the secondary market for 2014 Kentucky Derby tickets has remained fairly consistent throughout the week. The lowest average asking price was March 19th at $849. The highest was March 18th at $877. The cheapest available ticket is $54.
3-21-14: Here's a look at the last three years of prices for Kentucky Derby tickets
3-20-14: ESPN's horse racing power rankings as of March 20th: 1. Cairo Prince, 2. Candy Boy, 3. California Chrome, 4. Tapiture, 5. Intense Holiday, 6. Samraat, 7. Hoppertunity, 8. Honor Code, 9. Wildcat Red (tied with) 10. Social Inclusion. The current average asking price for Kentucky Derby tickets on the secondary market is $873.
3-19-14: The Kentucky Derby remains the most expensive of the 3 major horse races on the secondary market. Kentucky Derby tickets currently average $883 with 19,845 listed. The Belmont Stakes averages $199 and the Preakness Stakes feature an average asking price of $281. Cheapest ticket available carries an asking price of $54.
3-17-14: 2014 Kentucky Derby tickets have remained fairly consistent on the market throughout the week, just decreasing 2%. There's currently 18,784 tickets available (it's highest point yet since being listed on the market), with cheapest ticket at $53 (also consistent throughout the week). Average asking price per ticket is currently $865.
3-14-14: There are now 16,480 Kentucky Derby tickets available with an average price of $866.83. Below is a breakdown of all zones at Churchill Downs and tickets prices for those zones:
- Quantity: 4659
- Average Price: $384.76
- High Price: $896.66
- Low Price: $240
- Quantity: 3090
- Average Price: $782.53
- High Price: $3200
- Low Price: $359
- Quantity: 1663
- Average Price: $490.80
- High Price: $910.84
- Low Price: $352
- Quantity: 144
- Average Price: $1373.11
- High Price: $2143
- Low Price: $859
- Quantity: 1621
- Average Price: $819.32
- High Price: $1116.66
- Low Price: $574
- Quantity: 4260
- Average Price: $1766.67
- High Price: $4096.11
- Low Price: $824
- Quantity: 10
- Average Price: $2276
- High Price: $2349
- Low Price: $2203
- Quantity: 1033
- Average Price: $62.19
- High Price: $102.30
- Low Price: $52
- Trend: -3%
3-11-14: Ticket prices for the 2014 Kentucky Derby have remained fairly consistent all week, seeing just a $1 decrease during that time. The average Kentucky Derby tickets on the resale currently have an asking price of $887. Quantity available has seen a slight decrease during that time. The cheapest ticket available has remained the same all week, at $51.
3-5-14: Ticket prices for the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs have remained fairly consistent since hitting the secondary market in mid-December 2013. The highest average asking price occurred on February 8th at $295, while the lowest point was February 4th at $874. During the past week, the average asking has stayed within a $10 window of $887 and $907. As of March 5th, that price is $887.93. Quantity has seen a huge increase in February, moving from 9,800 tickets available to over 15,000 on March 4th. The current cheapest tickets available is $61. Last year's race averaged $764 on the secondary market with cheapest ticket at $245 on the day of the event.
2-25-14: The Kentucky Derby is undoubtably the Super Bowl of Horse Racing. And with about twice the amount of legal betting over football's big game, it's often seen as the most exciting two minutes in sports.
Just like the NFL, if you're itching to grab a hold of some Kentucky Derby tickets, you'll have to pay a premium. Over the past 3 years, the Derby has averaged $906/ticket on the secondary market. At an average re-sale price of $930; this year is the most expensive of the past 3. Currently, the cheapest ticket to get into Churchill Downs is $245.