Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby – Bluegrass Country

2014 Prices From $6,890 for 5 Days - Events

Tauck rolls out the red carpet for our guests on Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby –  our exclusive five-day event in Lexington, Kentucky, celebrating the 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby, April 30 – May 4, 2014. Experience the excitement leading up to the first leg in horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown from the moment you arrive in Lexington... and the thrill of viewing the Derby as a VIP in Tauck’s reserved seating at your choice of three exclusive options at Churchill Downs – Starting Gate or Winner’s Circle private indoor/outdoor box unit, or Jockey Club Suite (Jockey Club Suite is limited to 23 guests, available only on “Thoroughbred World”). Enjoy great views of the action from an enclosed air-conditioned private box or on the open-air decks, open bar and dining throughout the day, and a live pari-mutuel teller. Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby enhances the Kentucky Derby experience with horse farm and distillery visits, and offers a choice of two itineraries: Bluegrass Country, focusing on the historic traditions of Lexington and the Bluegrass region; or Thoroughbred World, perfect for horse enthusiasts and including admission to the Kentucky Oaks – the annual “sister race” for 3-year-old fillies held at Churchill Downs the day before the Kentucky Derby. Bluegrass Country is detailed here; note that Starting Gate Box seating is available on Bluegrass Country only.


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  1. Day 1

    Arrive Lexington / Bluegrass Country



    Day 2

    Kentucky Heritage and dinner at Keeneland


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    Day 3

    Bridles & Bourbon / Dine-around dinner in Lexington


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    Day 4

    “Derby Day”: The 140th Running of the Kentucky Derby


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    Day 5

    Journey home



    Please note: There are no elevators in the Starting Gate indoor/outdoor box.

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I would like to complement you folks on an outstanding Run for the Roses Event. I don't know how your people could possibly have done more for us. The entire program, every day was a complete winner. Thank you for the ultimate in comfort, food and beverage service, enjoyable tours, and a caring staff. Nothing in my experience came close to matching what I was treated to last week. Every time we turned around, a Tauck Director was there to tend to our needs. I fully expected to find someone in my room at night to tuck me in and read me a story! Thanks for an extremely marvelous few days.

Philip I. Evertz, NJ

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