The Real Cost of Attending the Kentucky Derby

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-05-03T16:31:25Z

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As a souvenir, you can bring home a $37 Kentucky Derby Museum 25th Anniversary Cookbook, offering recipes for such favorites as grits casserole or strawberry muffins. You can get a julep cup etched with the logo of the 138th Kentucky Derby for $60 or buy four prints of artist Peter Williams' depictions of the race for $750. For those with less pricey tastes, a T-shirt with the derby's official logo is $22.