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Hermitage Farm and Derby Museum Tour

HORSES BOURBON

  • Tuesday – Saturday during working season, April through October 2021
  • 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 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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Barn and Backside Tour

SPECIAL ACCESS HORSES

Available beginning mid September

  • Daily, 1 hour
  • Up to six guests within same group/household
  • Prices start at $75 flat fee for group up to six guests

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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Morning Works Golf Cart and Walking Tour

GOLF CART SPECIAL ACCESS HORSES

Available beginning mid September

  • April 1 through June 30
  • Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m., 2 hours
  • $80/person (includes General Admission)

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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Racehorse Workout Tours at Churchill Downs

HORSES

Available beginning mid September

  • Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m., 1 hour
  • $15/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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Around the Track Golf Cart & Walking Tour

GOLF CART SPECIAL ACCESS HORSES

Available beginning mid September

  • Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m., 4 hours
  • $150/person

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 in the Post Time Kitchen, which is closed to the public, for lunch with unparalleled views of the Twin Spires.

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Race Day Golf Cart & Walking Tour

GOLF CART SPECIAL ACCESS HORSES

Available beginning mid September

  • Race days, Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:00 a.m., 4 hour tour + live racing
  • $150/person (includes General Admission and fine dining lunch on Millionaire’s Row 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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