Tailgating

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 The Best Tailgating Experience of the Year

From elegant umbrella tables at the finish line to lively tailgating in the infield, or our family-friendly spaces near the Jack Russell Terriers, we’ve got a spot for everyone and every budget!  Check out all our tailgating areas to find just the right area for you, your friends, and your family.

Want a tailgate spot with a tent for your group of up to 12 or 14?

These Tailgate spots come with a 10×10 tent and accommodate 1 car (7ft tall x 30ft long). Guests may park for Free in General Admission and take the Free shuttle to the designated drop off closest to your tailgate.

  • Meadows Back Row-$495

    • It comes with a 10×10 tent situated one row off the rail and behind Meadows Rail tailgating, however there are 3 viewing gaps along the rail for patrons in Meadows Back Row to watch the races up close.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your tent, and 2 General Admission badges.  Additional guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • It is centrally located and an easy walk to Brooklandwood Village, pony rides, the Parade Ring, and Jack Russell Terrier races.
    • There is a festive feel in the Meadow as Meadows Back Row and Meadows Rail patrons mingle.
    • Meadows Back Row accommodates a maximum of 14 people per space.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is just a 2-minute walk to the Meadows entrance saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.
  • Valley View-$495

    • Located on the outside rail with most being on the backstretch.
    • Valley View provides some of the best viewing of the races. It comes with a 10×10 tent right on the rail so the horses thunder past your spot.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your tent, and 2 General Admission badges.  Additional guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • It is especially great for people who are happy to hang out at their tailgate as it can be a bit of a walk to the crossings, which take you to the infield where the Jack Russell Terrier races, pony rides and Brooklandwood Village are.
    • Valley View tailgates accommodate a maximum of 12 people.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • There is no convenient VIP parking for your guests.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.

Want a prime spot on the rail and home stretch for your group of up to 14?

These Tailgate spots come with an umbrella table and accommodate 1 car (7ft tall x 30ft long). Guests may park for Free in General Admission and take the Free shuttle to the designated drop off closest to your tailgate or you may purchase VIP parking for your guests.

  • Paddock-$695

    • This is considered the premier tailgate area. Located on the inside rail at the finish where horses thunder past your spot and with views of the backstretch as well.
    • It is conveniently located to all activities, is adjacent to the Parade Ring where the horse saddle up and the hat contest takes place, and is close to the finish line where the races are won or lost, the trophies are awarded and the Opening Ceremonies take place.
    • This package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 Paddock badges.  All your guests must have a Paddock badge and additional badges must be purchased by the Paddock tailgate holder.
    • Also comes with a 9ft umbrella and a 5ft table with white linen.
    • Paddock accommodates a maximum of 14 people per space This is a restricted access area so all patrons must have and wear a Paddock badge at all time (excluding infants that are not mobile).
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Lot AA is a 5-minute walk to the Paddock entrance.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.
  • Meadows Rail-$595

    • Located on the outside rail at the “top of the home stretch” It is conveniently located to all activities.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 General Admission badges.  All your guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • This comes with a 9ft umbrella, and a 4ft table with white linen There is a festive feel in the Meadow as Meadows Back Row and Meadows Rail patrons mingle.
    • Meadows Rail accommodates a maximum of 14-people per space.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is just a 2-minute walk to the Meadows entrance saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.

Want a PREMIER tailgate spot in the Infield to accommodate up to 12?

These Tailgate spots accommodate 1 car (7ft tall x 18ft long). Guests may park for Free in General Admission and take the Free shuttle to the designated drop off closest to your tailgate or you may purchase VIP parking for your guests.

  • Withers-$295

    • Located on the bottom row of the Infield Tailgating hill just below the Crest, Wither is a single row of tailgate spaces and while not on the rail it provides an amazing panoramic view of the grounds and racing.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 General Admission badges.  All your guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • It is conveniently located to the Jack Russell Terrier races, Brooklandwood Village and the pony rides and is a short walk to the rail to watch the racing up close.
    • It is in the infield so there is a festive atmosphere but also has a view.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is just a 2-minute walk to the Meadows entrance saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.
  • Old Hilltop-$295

    • Located at the top of the Infield Tailgating hill just above the Crest, Old Hilltop is one row of nose-to-nose tailgate spaces and is a popular spot because of the grove of trees, which does not provide shade for the car but a spot close by to set up a picnic out of the sun and from which one can see some of the racing.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 General Admission badges.  All your guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • It is conveniently located to the Jack Russell Terrier races, Brooklandwood Village and the pony rides and is a short walk to the rail to watch the racing up close.
    • It is in the infield so there is a festive atmosphere.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is just a 2-minute walk to the Meadows entrance saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.

Want tailgating spots for festive or family-oriented environments?

These tailgating spots are both in the Infield with two distinctive differences:  The Crest is nose-to-nose tailgating with a festive atmosphere, while the Croup is for families with young children who don’t want to be in a party environment.

  • Crest-$150

    • These 3 rows of nose-to-nose tailgate spots in the Infield are the least expensive tailgate option, are centrally located, have a festive atmosphere, do not guarantee viewing of the racing, accommodate 12 people, and offers the purchase of VIP parking to make it easy on your guests.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 General Admission badges.  All guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • No tents or umbrellas are provided or allowed in these 3 rows of nose-to-nose tailgates.
    • Viewing of the races is not likely but it is a short walk to the rail to watch the races up close. (The longest row accommodates 54 cars so the walk to the rail could be about ½ that)
    • It is centrally located and an easy walk to Brooklandwood Village, pony rides, and Jack Russell Terrier races.
    • There is a festive feel as these spots are close together and patrons tend to mingle.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is about a 5-minute walk to the Crest saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.
  • Croup-$295

    • This single row of tailgating in the Infield just below the Withers is designed for families with young children who want to be removed from the party atmosphere of the other Infield options, is centrally located, has a panoramic view of the grounds and racing, accommodates 12 people, and offers the purchase of VIP parking to make it easy on your guests.
    • Your package comes with 1 parking pass, to park 1 vehicle at your space, and 2 General Admission badges.  All your guests over 12 years of age must purchase a GA badge.
    • Located just below and across the road from the Wither, Croup is a single row of tailgate space.
    • Croup is not on the rail but provides a panoramic view of the grounds and racing.
    • It is adjacent to the Jack Russell Terrier races, and convenient to Brooklandwood Village, the pony rides and is a short walk to the rail to watch the racing up close.
    • Children 12yrs and under are free but count in the maximum of 12 per space.
    • You have the option of purchasing VIP parking for your guests. Green Spring Parking is just a 5-minute walk to the Croup saving them from the hassle of the shuttle.
    • No patron-supplied tents, awnings, canopies or umbrellas are allowed.

Want oversized tailgating areas for your group of 20 or 30?

Spring House Row is the ideal area for your group that is just a little to large for our regular tailgating areas. This is an oversized tailgating area on the rail just past turn one.  It provides great views of the racing action and the grounds.

  • Spring House Row-Starts at $2200

    • Tent spaces are available for groups of 20 or 30.  Upgraded packages are available that include:  tables, linens, chairs, and food.
    • Private 15’ x 15’ tent for 20 people, or 20’ x 20’ tent for 30 people
    • Fenced lawn
    • Spring House Row badges 20/30
    • Convenient parking for 2 cars at the tent (3 cars for group of 30)
    • AA parking passes for your guests (8 for 20 guest package, 10 for 30 guest package)
    • Recognition as a hospitality partner in the official race program