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Backstretch Breakfast Tour

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:


  • 7:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m.
  • May 6 - June 30 and September 1 - November 30

$25 per person (Derby Season, $50)

Must also purchase Group General Admission

15 guest minimum
Commercial Tours- $10 per Driver/Guide
Thoroughbred working out on the track Woman taking photo of horse


Derby Season Backstretch Breakfast Tour:

Want to get a good look at those horses training for The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports™? Visit us during Derby Season.

  • $50 per guest (All groups must also purchase General Admission)
Thoroughbred working out on the track



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.


Backstretch Breakfast Tour