Kentucky Derby Ticket Application Online - Most seats are sold out well in advance, many via seat licenses, but there are always some available for a price. General admission is always available, but is cheaper if purchased in advance.
Personal Seat License - This gives you the right to buy a ticket for a particular seat for the Derby each year, for a high price of course.
Want Kentucky Derby tickets? - Here's what really happens after you send in your request plus some tips on how not to write your request letter. This is from 2001, so more for historical interest now that they have seat licenses for many of the best tickets.
Bulletin Board - Looking for tickets or have tickets to sell? Come to the bulletin board and post a note. Individuals only, no brokers please!
Churchill Downs Seating Chart - find out where the best seats are located. Note that the infield bleachers are now gone and there are now enclosed suites there. Standing room infield no longer has a view of the stretch.
Jane Dempsey's Kentucky Derby Tours - a 3 or 5 night package tour that includes clubhouse box seats on or near the rail at the Oaks and Derby, hotel, local transportation, backside tour, Derby Museum, Blue Grass Country farm tour, and more. A really nice trip to take and enjoy the whole Derby experience.
Derby Experiences - package tours with hotel, tickets, andn food in just about any location on the track from the grandstand to Millionaire's Row.