Backstretch Breakfast Tour

Monday through Saturday


Guests must be at least 8 years old and taller than 57 inches


In this exclusive two-hour experience, you’ll experience the thrill of seeing Thoroughbreds thunder by at speeds nearing 40 miles per hour. Start your morning by heading under the track to the Infield where Derby revelers have partied since the first running of the Kentucky Derby in 1875! There, you’ll take in panoramic views of the Grandstand, the historic Twin Spires™, and the green-roofed barns where the horses are stabled. Finish your morning on the Backside of the track, where nearly 1400 horses live during the racing and training season. You’ll enjoy a light breakfast while you get an up close view of the horses’ morning training session – you may even catch a glimpse of a past or future Derby winner!

Returning Spring 2023

Backstretch Breakfast Times

  • Returning Spring 2023
  • Monday - Saturday during the racing and training season
    7:00 a.m.
  • All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Backstretch Breakfast Tour Details

  • 2 hours

  • $100 per person

  • Maximum 6 guests

  • Guests must be at least 8 years old and taller than 57 inches

  • While guests will be transported via golf cart for portions of this tour, please note that there is also significant walking

  • Includes General Admission to Museum and a viewing of our epic 360°  film, “The Greatest Race”


Please note: Exciting construction projects are underway at Churchill Downs! For the safety of guests, tours may be re-routed at times.


Important Information for Your Tour

Take this tour

Took the Backstretch Breakfast Golf Cart Tour ($100/ person). Sean was our Tour Guide. Sean was nothing short of AMAZING! He truly loves his job! He is a Derby lover that knows all of the details about the track. No matter what questions our group threw at Sean, he had a long and detailed answer!!! If you ever wanted to tour Churchill Downs & the Kentucky Derby Museum, pay the money and take the tour with Sean!!!!

— Dayla K., Yelp Review
September, 2021

Highly recommend!

The backstretch breakfast tour was absolutely amazing!!! Our guide, Ferguson, was so funny and knowledgeable about everything we experienced! This is a definite bucket list item to add to your list!!! I highly recommend it!

— Amy Stewart Rummage
December, 2022

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