LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Churchill Downs Racetrack (CDRT) today announced the 2017 opening of the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange by Ticketmaster, the only online resale marketplace to provide fans with a secure, reliable and convenient place to buy and resell tickets to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands and Longines Kentucky Oaks. As the Derby's only authorized resale platform, the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange guarantees that fans will receive legitimate, Ticketmaster Verified tickets. The Kentucky Derby encourages fans seeking to buy or resell tickets to only use the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange.
Visit www.kentuckyderby.com/resale and select to buy or resell tickets. First-time users to the site will be required to set up a Ticketmaster account in order to list or purchase tickets.
Ticketholders who are unable to attend the Kentucky Oaks or Derby can resell their tickets at face value or above using various pricing options and be assured that they meet all state and local regulations on the resale of tickets. Because the Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange is completely integrated with the Derby's Ticketmaster software and utilizes proprietary technology to ensure the authenticity of every ticket, ticket buyers can be confident that their tickets are legitimate.
"Attending the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are bucket list events for many fans and it's a priority that we provide them with an easy-to-use platform that guarantees the legitimacy of their tickets," said Sarah Contardo, Vice President of Sales and Strategy, CDRT. "We encourage our fans to only use Kentucky Derby Ticket Exchange because it's the only resale platform where we are able to guarantee the tickets are verified."
Derby fans can also purchase General Admission tickets through Ticketmaster.com or the mobile app or at www.kentuckyderby.com/tickets.
"As the Kentucky Derby's official ticketing partner for the second year running, we share in their commitment to provide safe and reliable primary and resale tickets to fans," said Clay Luter, Senior Vice President, Ticketmaster North America. "We've built best-in-class technology so fans can have the peace-of-mind that comes from Ticketmaster verified tickets – knowing that the tickets they buy from us are the tickets that will get them in."
About Churchill Downs Racetrack
Churchill Downs Racetrack, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race the Kentucky Derby continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 6, 2017. The track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships eight times and is scheduled to host again in 2018. www.churchilldowns.com.
Ticketmaster is the global market leader in live event ticketing, digital marketing, and mobile fan engagement tools that drive over 480 million ticket transactions per year. Through exclusive partnerships with thousands of venues, artists, sports leagues, and arts and theater tours, Ticketmaster delivers unparalleled access to the most iconic live events to millions of fans worldwide. Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company.
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