The Real Cost of Attending the Kentucky Derby

By Ben Steverman - 2013-05-02T19:33:55Z

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For a souvenir, you can bring home a $37 Kentucky Derby Museum 25th Anniversary Cookbook, which offers recipes for such favorites as grits casserole and strawberry muffins. You can also get a julep cup etched with the logo of the 139th Kentucky Derby for $50 or a framed aerial photo of the Derby for $89. For those with less pricey tastes, a T-shirt with the Derby's official logo is $25.