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Demand Strong For Kentucky Derby Seating
Churchill Downs chief financial officer Bill Mudd says that early interest in the premium seating for the 2013 Kentucky Derby and Oaks is strong, reports bloodhorse.com. "At this point, 65 days out, our premium admissions revenue – that is boxes, suites, and tables in our premium areas – are very strong compared with last year," Mudd revealed. "Sales of our personal seat licenses are significantly ahead of last year. Sponsorships sales are on track to outpace last year." There has also been been strong interest in Churchill's new ultra premium seating area, the Mansion. The Mansion was built on the sixth floor at Churchill as part of a US$9 million renovation at the Louisville track after last year's Run for the Roses. It will offer exclusive seating for 320.