African Americans have played an integral role in the history of Thoroughbred Racing. From slavery, to the Civil War, to the Jim Crow 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. Take a tour through historic Churchill Downs Racetrack while learning about some of the most important African American figures in horse racing, to some 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 help tell these important stories.
*All tours depart on-time from the lobby. To make sure you get on your tour, we recommend you check in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.