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Backstretch Breakfast Tour


  • 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, 1 hour
  • Up to 8 guests in the van
  • Prices start at $45/person

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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Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience


  • Wednesday through Saturday on select racing days
  • 9:00 a.m., 4 hour tour + live racing
  • $150/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


  • 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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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


  • Monday through Saturday during racing and training season
  • 8:00 a.m., 4 hours
  • $150/person (includes lunch at the Post Time Kitchen)

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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