Louisville, Kentucky is getting ready to host a couple of the more famous sporting events in the country: the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby. Both competitions are scheduled to take place at the premiere track Churchill Downs on April 30 and May 1. However, it isn’t just racing fans that are getting excited about springtime. Theater-goers should have their calendars marked for April 11 when the touring production of Cirque du Soleil Alegria stops at the city’s Bank of Kentucky Center in Newport. However you like to spend your free time, be it at the racetrack or at the theater, Louisville is bound to have something to pique your interest this spring. For Bank of Kentucky Center tickets and to get Churchill Downs tickets visit http://www.stubhub.com today.
April 11 gets things rolling in Louisville with Cirque du Soleil Alegria at the Bank of Kentucky Center. According to the Cirque website, “Alegria is a mood, a state of mind” and a couple of the main themes of show are “power and the handing down of power over time, the evolution from ancient monarchies to modern democracies, old age and youth.” Like all Cirque productions, Alegria is filled with incredible acrobats, but it differs from previous shows in that its themes are darker and heavier. Take a departure from reality and book tickets to Alegria today.
Horse racing fans from around the country routinely flock to Churchill Downs to see Thoroughbred horses race to the finish line. The Kentucky Oaks is scheduled for April 30 this year and features three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies who will race for the prize purse of $ 500,000 and a garland of lilies; last year’s winner in this Grade I Stakes race was Rachel Alexandra. Book a seat at this year’s competition and make your wagers to see who will be adorned with a string of beautiful lilies.
A day later, Churchill Downs will host the most well-known and most attended horse racing competition in the United States. Known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” the three-year-old Thoroughbred horses race for the garland of roses and a purse of $ 2 million. The Kentucky Derby is the first leg of the United States Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Derby is followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Past notable winners of the Kentucky Derby include Sir Barton, War Admiral and Secretariat. Don your big, elaborate racing hat, order an ice cold Mint Julep and reserve your spot today in the stands at the 2010 Kentucky Derby. The question is: Who will you wager on to be this year’s winner of the roses?
Louisville, Kentucky is the home of many notable events throughout the year, although Thoroughbred racing is probably the most well known of sporting activities in the area. Check your calendar to see if you can make the Kentucky Oaks, the Kentucky Derby or a touring production of Cirque du Soleil Alegria. Each one of these events is likely to draw in huge crowds, so be sure to purchase your tickets soon!