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Backstretch Breakfast Tour


  • April 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023
  • Monday through Saturday during the racing and training season
  • 7:00 a.m., 2 hours
  • $100/person

Horses training on the track will take your breath away as they come thundering by. Travel to the Infield and take in incredible 360-degree views of the Racetrack and Twin Spires.  

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Barn and Backside Tour


  • Daily, April 1 - November 30, 1 hour
  • Maximum of 8 guests on tour vehicle
  • Prices start at $50/person
  • Age & height restrictions apply

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Twin Spires from the other side of the track. This is your chance to take in the Backside of Churchill Downs. See Thoroughbreds in their environment in areas that are closed to the general public.

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Bourbon and Bridles Experience


  • Tuesdays and Fridays, 2:00 p.m., 90 minutes
  • $100/person 
  • Adults 21+, maximum of 10 guests

Immerse yourself in two of Kentucky’s most treasured icons: Bourbon and Thoroughbreds. Enjoy a visit to Churchill Downs, a Bourbon tasting, and learn how to make a Mint Julep in this interactive experience.

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Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience


  • Currently available on select racing days in May, June & July
  • Wednesday through Saturday
  • 9:00 a.m., 4 hour tour + live racing
  • $175/person (Includes a buffet lunch in one of Churchill Downs’ fine dining locations overlooking the track)

Start your day as a tourist, finish it off as a spectator! This experience has it all! Explore Churchill Downs in a golf cart with your tour guide, watch Thoroughbreds train on the track, access special areas inside Churchill Downs, and enjoy a delicious meal inside Churchill Downs before taking in a day at the races!

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Hermitage Farm and Derby Museum Tour


  • Thursdays and Fridays
  • Shuttle service available 

Explore the best of what Kentucky has to offer. Hermitage Farm and the Kentucky Derby Museum have teamed up to show you both sides of a Thoroughbreds life– from the track to the farm.

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Guided Track Visit


  • Daily, half past every hour, approximately 25 minutes

Walk through the Grandstands and head to the rail of the legendary dirt track! Learn track history while you take in the sights.

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Superstars and Spires


  • Daily, non-racing days, 90 minutes
  • $40/person

“Do Derby” like a celebrity! Gain special access to the lavish areas of Churchill Downs, from private dining rooms to the exclusive balconies overlooking the famous track.

*Construction at Churchill Downs has affected this tour's route and is no longer wheelchair accessible. Click to learn more.

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Thoroughbred Workout Tour


  • Monday through Saturday, 7:15 a.m.
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • $40/person

Take in the sound of hooves pounding the dirt as your tour guide teaches you the ins and outs of training a racehorse and how to handicap a race.

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Ultimate Churchill Downs Tour


  • From April 1, 2023 - September 4, 2023
  • Monday through Saturday during racing and training season
  • 8:00 a.m., 4 hours
  • $150/person (includes lunch)

Watch the horses workout railside, then travel via golf cart through the Infield Tunnel to the backside and enjoy an up close view of horses, jockeys and trainers, then wrap up for lunch with unparalleled views of the Twin Spires.

*Construction at Churchill Downs has affected this tour's route and is no longer wheelchair accessible. Click to learn more.

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