Horse Racing Tickets Information
When it comes to horse racing no term grabs the attention of spectators like that of the Triple Crown. With the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes paving the way for this historic feat, the three races are some of the biggest tickets in the sporting world.
The Kentucky Derby is the most exciting 2 minutes in a year for horse racing and attendees come from all over to watch and bet on the top horses and jockeys in the sport. The 2017 Kentucky Derby created a buzz as fans witnessed the next piece of history in horse racing and demand remained high with an average ticket price of $370. There was a slight drop from the 2016 to 2017 Kentucky Derby ticket price average of 13% compared to the previous year’s $425 average price per ticket.
The second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, has traditionally held a fairly stable average ticket price over time. From the 2012-2016 Preakness Stakes, the ticket price for the annual event has maintained an average over $100, while the 2017 Preakness Stakes experienced its lowest average since 2011 dropping to $76; a 30% decrease from last year’s race.
The third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes, is usually the most affected in regards to average ticket prices by the outcomes of the “Race for the Roses” and “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.” The average ticket prices for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Stakes is proving to be mirrored by the ticket trends of the first two legs of the Triple Crown. Currently, the Belmont Stakes has a low-ticket price average of $45 with the hope for a Triple Crown winner lost after the previous Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming lost in the Preakness Stakes to Cloud Computing.
Ticket prices based on averages as of May 22, 2017