Backstretch Workout Tour

Monday through Saturday

In this exclusive two-hour tour, you’ll experience the thrill of seeing Thoroughbreds working out at speeds nearing 40 miles per hour from the same viewpoint as their trainers - along the Backstretch of Churchill Downs! 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. Then your Tour Guide will take you to the Backside of the track, an area that comes to life during the early morning workout and training hours.

Backstretch Workout Tour Schedule:

Monday - Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m.
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Prices starting at $80

To select your General Admission and Tour time:

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 Kentucky Derby Museum

 2 hours

 Visitors must be at least 10 years old

 Not Wheelchair accessible


1 step up into vehicle, 4 Steps Up/Down


Minimal walking, but standing for extended periods

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