Tours will be suspended until May 6, 2021 and during July-August 2021. For the months the tour is unavailable (March-April and July-August), we are offering a Workout Tour where a tour guide will take guests to the Churchill Downs grandstand and share different facts about the Derby contenders, the ins and outs of training Thoroughbreds, as well as handicapping the races!
Workout Tour Details:
Tours are available rain or shine (umbrellas are not allowed due to safety restrictions for Thoroughbreds on the track - we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or to make a reservation.
Experience the authenticity of the backside of the race track during a rail side breakfast in the Track Kitchen…
There's no experience quite like a once-in-a-lifetime chance to spend a morning on a private backside tour at Churchill Downs Racetrack. Your group will get a behind the scenes view of Thoroughbred racing at the "World's Most Legendary Racetrack.” Along with more than 1,400 stalls that are mostly all full during the peak season, enjoy breakfast in the Horsemen’s Track Kitchen, see the horses training rail side, catch them during a bath and learn about life at the track. Be sure to bring your cameras because on any given day of training, visitors will get an up close and personal view of the horses, jockeys, trainers, and other connections who live the sport of horse racing! This tour is exclusive to groups visiting the Kentucky Derby Museum and not available to the general public.
Preset Breakfast Menu:
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, Grits
Milk / Juice / Coffee / Tea
*Additional items are available for purchase after moving through the breakfast line
Substitutions or special requests are available for an additional cost.
Tentative Itinerary and Events:
$23 per person (Derby Season, $45)
Workout Tour $20 per person
Must also purchase Group General Admission15 guest minimum
Want to get a good look at those horses training for The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports™? Visit us during Derby Season.
*Returning Spring 2022. Derby Contender Workout Tour available as an alternative ($20pp in addition to General Admission). Please call 502.992.5919 for questions and/or to make a reservation.
Add a Jockey Appearance to your Backstretch Breakfast Experience!
For a first-hand perspective, add a jockey appearance to mix and mingle with your guests.