Barn and Backside Tour

March 25 thru November 30, excluding Derby season

This is your opportunity to experience the Backside of Churchill Downs Racetrack and see Thoroughbreds in their environment. This area is closed to the general public and is available only to Museum guests!

On any given day of training, visitors could see a two-year-old in line to win next year’s Derby, a nine-year-old nearing retirement or a Derby winner themselves. Along with more than 1,400 stalls, catch horses during a bath or getting new horseshoes, and learn about the fascinating community that lives on the Backside!

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