Louisville Business Owner Doug Dearen Builds Passion For Horseracing Into Travel Company Derbybox
Louisville-based business owner Doug Dearen builds his passion for horseracing and the Kentucky Derby into the thriving travel company, Derbybox.
Jeffersonville, IN – May 16, 2011– Back in high school, when Doug Dearen would skip out on classes to place bets on horses at Churchill Downs, he was just having fun, seeing what he could get away with. He had no idea that this historic venue and its legendary and world famous annual event, The Kentucky Derby, would someday come to define his life.
Derby Box is the country’s only full time thoroughbred racing travel and tour company that specializes in providing premium seating and packages centered around the event.
With offices just across the Ohio River from downtown Louisville in Jeffersonville, Indiana, DerbyBox is a local travel company that is now the recognized leader in all-inclusive Kentucky Derby travel packages and preferred seating for the Derby and its companion race event, Kentucky Oaks, which races three year old fillies (female horses) the day before the main event and draws over 100,000 attendees annually.
Taking great pride in providing preferred seating, guaranteed tickets, distinctive accommodations (including hooking up deals where travelers stay at the homes of local residents instead of at fancy hotels), key information, advice and the finest in customer service, the company truly offers an unforgettable all-around experience and lives up to the promise on their site: “We make Derby Dreams come true.”
In addition to its new and regular U.S. based clientele, the company regularly sells packages to travelers from Canada, Mexico and England, and has others who fly in from places as diverse as Czech Republic and Poland. For the 2011 event, there are 40 people flying in from Australia. Some just come for the long weekend, arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday, while others may come in for the entire two week Kentucky Derby Festival that precedes race day.
Dearen believes the unprecedented growth of DerbyBox is due to several factors: 1) relationships his company has established with horse farms, corporations and individuals who purchase packages every year; 2) his personal touch, which includes physically greeting many customers he has previously only dealt with on the phone or online; and 3) going the extra service mile, from arranging for women to get their hair and nails done to renting limos and vans to the event.
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