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Churchill Downs tickets now being offered on Ticketmaster; Kentucky Derby website redesigned

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Horse racing fans can now purchase their tickets to Churchill Downs races through Ticketmaster, according to a press release from the racetrack.

On Monday, Churchill Downs announced a partnership with Ticketmaster, coinciding with the launch of the track's newly designed Web site, www.KentuckyDerby.com.

Fans can purchase tickets to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks at www.KentuckyDerby.com. They can also purchase tickets for the September and Fall Meets, through Ticketmaster at www.ChurchillDowns.com.

"The Kentucky Derby selected Ticketmaster because it is the leading and most reliable ticketing company and is able to meet the complexity and high demand for Kentucky Derby tickets," the news release states. "Fans will be able to securely purchase and manage their tickets online and on mobile devices, purchase General Admission tickets at any Ticketmaster location nationwide and be assured that the legitimacy of their tickets is guaranteed. The partnership also provides online and telephone customer service seven days a week, so fans will be able to get help with their ticket purchases whenever they need it."

The new Kentucky Derby Web site offers descriptions, photos and maps of the different seats visitors can purchase tickets for, according to the news release. The site also provides information about the history of the Derby, past and present contenders, trainers, owners and jockeys.

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