Horsepower. Gambling. Live Racing. Arizona’s Unique Kentucky Derby Party

  • story by Michael A. Scerbo
  • posted on 05/2018
  • posted in: Noteworthy

The only Kentucky Derby Party in Arizona with live racing and betting returns to Turf Paradise on May 5. The Stella Artois Kentucky Derby DayClub features air-conditioned tents, private betting terminals, all-inclusive VIP tickets, and ever-popular Mint Juleps.

Sanderson Lincoln in Phoenix returns to this one of a kind event to provide an added element of horsepower. The premiere Lincoln dealership in the Valley will be displaying luxury cars and SUV’s next to the trackside tents allowing patrons to enjoy four-wheeled and four-legged horsepower at the same time.

General admission is $30 in advance and $40 at the door. General admission gets fans to access polo style tents trackside at Turf Paradise featuring track-side betting terminals, and a no-host bar including Mint Juleps, beer, wine and cocktails, a DJ and 65” TVs to watch the Kentucky Derby.


And for those who would like to take it up a notch there is the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge which Includes admission to Turf Paradise, the air-cooled VIP Lounge along the track near the finish line, betting terminals, complimentary food by M Culinary, the Valley’s top caterer, and up to three complimentary beverages including Mint Juleps, beer, wine and cocktails. Tickets to the Black label Lounge are $115 in advance and $130 at the door. Purchase of these tickets also includes one complimentary 2-ounce tasting of Dom Pérignon Champagne in the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label VIP Lounge.

For more information on tickets visit derby or call 480.423.1414.

The tents will be located next to the rail at Turf Paradise giving fans an up-close look at the sport of kings while enjoying a Kentucky Derby experience in air-conditioned, polo-style tents. It’s the ultimate “Party on the Rail.”


The Stella Artois Derby DayClub opens at 10:30 am with live racing at Turf Paradise starting at 11:30 am. Place your bets for these races or for the Kentucky Derby, which will be broadcast live at the track and in the Derby DayClub at 3:24 pm.

The party takes place trackside at Arizona’s iconic Turf Paradise. It is the only Kentucky Derby party in Arizona where fans can watch and bet on the Derby while at the same time watching and wagering on local horse racing.

The Stella Artois Derby DayClub is a production of The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, America’s most-attended polo event, and Turf Paradise, the Valley’s only live horse racing track, now in its 62nd year.