Wednesday 12 February 2014

Tauck Exclusive - 2014 Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby


2014 Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby

Bluegrass Country – 4 Nights Lexington Roundtrip from US$6,890*

Thoroughbred World – 4 Nights Lexington Roundtrip from US$8,890*


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 Churchill Downs.

You'll have two ways to experience the event. "Thoroughbred World" is perfect for horse enthusiasts and includes admission to the Kentucky Oaks, the Kentucky Derby's sister race for fillies held the day before the Derby. You'll also have the thrill of viewing both races as a VIP in Tauck's reserved seating at your choice of two exclusive options at Churchill Downs in Louisville – the Winner's Circle box or the premium Jockey Club Suite (limited to just 23 Tauck guests and available on "Thoroughbred World" only) – enjoying great views from enclosed air-conditioned suites with open decks, open bar and dining throughout the day, a live pari-mutuel teller and more. The second way to experience the event is "Bluegrass Country," focusing on the historic traditions of Lexington and the Bluegrass region, with Tauck's reserved Derby seating in Churchill Downs' Starting Gate box unit.

Tauck Value Includes:

·         Four nights accommodation in Lexington at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa

·         Welcome reception and dinner with local entertainment

·         Choice of two itineraries: Bluegrass Country, featuring "Kentucky Heritage" sightseeing including visits to Henry Clay's Ashland estate and the Kentucky Horse Park featuring the International Museum of the Horse; or Thoroughbred World, tailor-made for horse enthusiasts and including admission to the 140th Running of the Kentucky Oaks

·         "Bridles & Bourbon" sightseeing for all guests, including a private Lexington horse farm visit & a tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery with a private barbecue lunch at the Clubhouse

·         Cocktails on the lawn and an exclusive private dinner overlooking the racetrack at Keeneland, the world-renowned Thoroughbred horse racing and sales complex outside Lexington

·         Talk by Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron

·         À la carte dine-around dinner in Lexington at your choice of 3 select local restaurants

·         Viewing of the 140th Kentucky Derby with exclusive privileges as a VIP in Tauck's reserved seating in your choice of air-conditioned Starting Gate indoor/outdoor box unit (on Bluegrass Country only), or Winner's Circle private indoor/outdoor box unit or Jockey Club Suite (limited to 23 guests), available only on Thoroughbred World. Features all-day dining and open bar, and live pari-mutuel tellers – a Tauck Exclusive!

·         Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as detailed

·         All meals – 11 (4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners); service charges, gratuities to Tauck Directors, hotel staff, local guides and drivers, admission fees, taxes and porterage

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