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Destination Derby HOP

May 3, 2018 - May 6, 2018

Sold out. Wait list only.

Location: Kentucky Derby - Louisville, KY

On your way to the 2018 Escapade, in Sedalia, Missouri, join fellow Escapees for this amazing Destination Derby HOP. Then, after the Escapade, we invite you to join us for the fabulous New York City and the Hudson River Valley HOP, July 8-13, 2018.

Grab your favorite, most colorful hat and let’s go to the derby! There is nothing like experiencing this one-of-a-kind event firsthand. Known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” this spectacular event draws the finest three-year-old thoroughbreds.

Visit the paddock; listen while the jockeys get last-minute instructions, watch the race officials conduct a final check of the horses and riders, and watch the jockeys mount their horses and head to the gates on the track.

Don’t miss out! Be a part of horse racing history by singing along to “My Old Kentucky Home”, as the horses leave the

Escapees has procured tickets for quick, convenient access to the betting windows and food vendors.

Relax in one of the famous lounges at the track. See the famous pinnacles; listen as the trumpet sounds the call to post. Hear the clink of the traditional Mint Julep glasses and enjoy the races!

Package Includes:

  • 3 nights RV parking, full hookups. 50 amps limited
  • Entrance into 2 action-packed, fun-filled days of horse racing
  • Best derby hat contest, with prize for the winning hat!
  • VIP tour of the Paddock
  • VIP fast-access pass
  • Meet-and-greet a jockey
  • Autograph signings and photo op with a jockey
  • Access to an in-track hospitality venue, featuring snacks for purchase, a cash bar, wagering kiosks and simulcast TV
    coverage of all races
  • Access to the lounges
  • 2 lunches included at one of the famous on-site lounges
  • Tickets for the trolley to/from the race track for 2 days
  • Souvenir HOP name badge

HOP hosts, gratuities and much more!

**Rain or shine. **Schedule subject to change.
**This HOP includes substantial walking and the trolley/bus is not
handicap-accessible.**Special dietary requests cannot be accommodated. 


Final Payment – February 3, 2018

When registering for a land HOP, you may make payment arrangements at
that time. Remaining

For more information, email hopinfo@escapees.com

Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend a land or cruise HOP. There will be a $50.00 charge for non members. However, if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived.

After Registering

You will receive a confirmation letter with all the pertinent information. Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file.

Cancellation& Interruption Insurance

We highly suggest that you protect your investment for this HOP, by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased.

Physical Needs for HOP –  Escapees Inc. will attempt to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled attendees when it is within our control. Please advise us of any special needs as early as possible so we can make arrangements.

By attending this event, you are agreeing to the following: As an attendee, you assume all risk and danger relating to your personal property, RV and attendance at the HOP event, whether occurring prior to, during or after the event. In the event of loss or theft, no claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees or agents. Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations, and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others. As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and granting the full use without compensation./


May 3, 2018
May 6, 2018
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Lisa Koca
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Kentucky Derby
700 Central Ave
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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