African Americans in Thoroughbred Racing Tour

New! Saturdays at 1 p.m.

African Americans have played an integral role in the history of Thoroughbred Racing. From slavery, to the Civil War, the Jim Crowe era that pushed them out of the sport and to modern day times, learn about the mark African Americans have made on horse racing from the very beginning. This 90 minute tour takes you through historic Churchill Downs Racetrack while learning about some of the most important African American figures in horse racing, and other names that aren’t as well known—but should be. Connect all the historic dots on this tour while making stops at significant places at Churchill Downs that illuminate these important stories.

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Tour Details:

  • $15 per person, in addition to general admission to Museum
  • Saturdays, 1 p.m.
  • 90-minute duration
  • Each tour is limited to 25 people

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