Testimonials

Kentucky Derby

For over 33 years, Benchwarmer Sports has assisted individual's businesses and organizations of all sizes. We thank those that have entrusted us year after year to fulfill their personal and corporate travel dreams. Please find a few comments below from our highly valued clients...

Wynn, I want to thank you and your staff for a wonderful Derby experience. I believe I first contacted you about nine months ago when Maureen and I decided we would put together a trip for a small group of women interested in travelling to the Derby. I did check out another three or four companies offering packages and your company seemed to be a good fit. I have nothing but good things to say about my direct dealings with you. I was able to reach you easily and you consistently followed up if you needed to check something out for me. I appreciated your flexibility when we needed to pick up our respective race tickets earlier than scheduled. All in all, a wonderful experience. I would recommend you and your company to anyone interested in doing the same type of event. Thank a million!
Carol
I just wanted to thank you for the awesome Derby experience. This was my third trip to the Kentucky Derby but definitely the best and that is mostly because of your excellent service and advice on tickets. Whatever they are paying you, it's not enough!!! Thanks again and if I get the chance to come back I will definitely use Benchwarmer Sports!
Susie
As I mentioned this weekend, you and your staff did a great job making our first trip to the Oaks and Derby very special. Not matter the challenges (weather, traffic, etc that nobody can control), you and your team did an excellent job. We will consider Benchwarmer Sports for all future tours. Thanks for making the entire process very easy. Much appreciated.
Debbie and Pete
A big THANK YOU from the gals from Canada. We were all impressed with the topnotch service and wouldn't change a thing. You were so accommodating to everyone's needs. We liked the fact that we didn't have to arrange transportation to Churchill Downs. Having motorcoach transportation was convenient and the best way to see the Derby. We also had excellent seats from which to view the races.....great job. The staff and service at the Drury Inn was first class. Everyone was so attentive to the needs of their guests. To sum everything up.........our Derby weekend was the thrill of a life time. We are all still smiling from our experience. Thanks for making it a memorable one. We would book with you again in a heartbeat.
Vicki & The Derby Girls
Bob and I would like to send our heartfelt thanks for the attention you gave us during our trip to the Derby. You were so kind and attentive. We would not hesitate to use Benchwarmer Sports in the future, nor would we hesitate to recommend you to others. You made our anniversary gift one that we will never forget. Many thanks,
Judy and Bob
Just wanted to send a quick note thanking you for a great experience. It was an exceptional experience and Benchwarmer Sports did an awesome job seeing to it we were well taken care of. Wynn, you are surely a people person and are in the perfect line of work for your personality! Everything was great and we will surely use Benchwarmer Sports again. Again, thank you and keep up the good work.
Linda and Joe
We did have a great time. I very much appreciate you working with us and upgrading the tickets the week before. The seats were perfect. Not only were they out of the sun but on the aisle. One big plus was the bus to and from the track. It was nice not to worry about getting to the track and parking. Benchwarmer Sports did exactly what you all said you would do and did it very well. Thank you and all your folks for making a lifetime experience come true.
John
On behalf of myself, and my cousin I want to let you know what a wonderful time we had at the Derby. The folks we both met at the hotel, and the races, the laughs, the entire experience, all of it was without a doubt the best time I've have had in a long time. Thank you!
Josie
We would like you to know we had a very enjoyable weekend at the Kentucky Derby. From the first call to Benchwarmer Sports, to the final day departure, your assistance on planning our weekend was a very pleasant experience. Once again, we appreciate your assistance and look forward to our next Benchwarmer Sports trip. Best regards,
Arleen & Max
Wynn & Tom, We had a fabulous time at the Kentucky Derby! You two were so gracious, prompt, helpful, and caring. We can't think of a thing to improve--all went smoothly and without a hitch. We would go anywhere with you two!!
Parm & Patricia
We had awesome time and you guys were very friendly and efficient in handling the trip. I would recommend you guys to anyone looking to book venues similar to the Kentucky Derby and I myself would not hesitate to call you again down the line. We were even talking about doing another derby trip again. Maybe not next year but in the near future. Thanks again for everything.
John
Our experience with Benchwarmer Sports for the Kentucky Derby was excellent. Thank you for taking the time to explain things over the phone and by e-mail and answering our questions. Everything went smooth and we had a great time. It was our first time to the Kentucky Derby and to Louisville so having Benchwarmer Sports making our arrangements for our hotel, Derby tickets, and transportation to and from Churchill Downs was so worth it. We would definitely recommend you to our friends."
Karen and Kevin
"We had a wonderful time at the Kentucky Derby! I will recommend your services to everyone!! Thanks again."
Melissa
"Thank you for a wonderful Derby experience. Benchwarmer Sports performed as advertised and the entire experience was very satisfying, great fun, and smoothly orchestrated. The Benchwarmer staff, the bus drivers and the hotel staff were congenial, knowledgable and very helpful. We also noted we were not alone and that all the other people with Benchwarmer Sports seemed to enjoy it immensely. Even the bus ride, amid the madness of exiting the grounds after both the Oaks and Derby races, was fun. We can think of nothing that you could have done to make the experience more enjoyable and we are grateful to you and your staff."
Henry and Sally
"You made my bucket list complete. Thank you for all the care you gave to us before and during the Kentucky Derby. Everything went smoothly and I truly appreciate all that you did for us. Our seats were very good and we met many nice people. It was so nice working with you and the rest of the Benchwarmer Sports staff. If I know anyone going to the Derby in the future, I will recomend you. Thank You!!"
Fran
"I just thought you'd enjoy the follow up thank you note that we received from the winners of the Community Bankers of Illinois Kentucky Derby package. It's always good to hear that all went well. We appreciate your service. It has been a pleasure working with you!"
Nora, Perfect Impressions Cruises & Tours
"Thank you so much Wynn. Your personalized service was beyond compare! My expectations were exceded and hope to use your service again. Sincerely,"
Jack
"Very good communication, great customer service and personalized service."
Anonymous comment from survey
"My girlfriend and I just returned from an incredible trip to the Kentucky Derby arranged meticulously by Benchwarmer Sports. You guys covered all the bases. The accommodations in the classy Crowne Plaza hotel were fabulous. The buffet breakfast in the hotel restaurant every morning was great, and our upgraded seats at the Oaks and the Derby were amazing. The transportation you provided to and from the Oaks and Derby was convenient and provided us with great flexibility. Just being at the Derby on race day was worth the price of the whole trip. What an experience! Wynn's knowledge and experience were invaluable in our planning. Thanks again to the whole staff for making the trip great! We will definitely be back and use Benchwarmer Sports again. Thanks so much."
Bill
"Jessica and I really enjoyed ourselves at our first Derby, despite the rain on Derby Day. Our accommodations were good and the trips to the horse farms and distillery were wonderful! I also appreciated your Louisville restaurant recommendations. I would not hesitate to use your company again or refer my friends. It was nice meeting you. Thanks again!"
Rick
"Thanks for a memorable experience at the Kentucky Derby. We went downtown for Fourth Street Live on Friday night. It was a zoo but we enjoyed walking around and the weather was perfect. We had a great time on Saturday, in spite of the showers. What made it all worth while was the sun coming out for the Derby itself. I can only compliment all the staff at Benchwarmer Sports for the service provided."
Bonnie and Gary
"Thank you very much again! I just wanted to let you know we go to Benchwarmer Sports' website first when making our company's Kentucky Derby plans because you always have the best prices! As always, it's nice doing business with you."
Lori, Fortune 500 Medical Co (name withheld by request)
"I confirmed my Kentucky Derby Package this evening through your website. I just wanted to thank Wynn for all of his assistance earlier today and for all the time he spent with me on the phone answering my questions."
Sonya
"Although the Kentucky Derby is now just a wonderful memory, it's your company that made it a reality. Thanks to you our Derby experience was great and worry free. Looking foward to dealing with you again."
Heide & Bob
"Mrs. Pascal called today to say they all had a WONDERFUL time at the Kentucky Derby. She enjoyed all the festivities, the array of beautiful hats and of course the exciting race despite the downpour. She even won a little money! All the arrangements clicked nicely and she was impressed with how pleasant your staff was. It was indeed a memorable weekend. Thank you for all your efforts. It was a pleasure working with you."