Derby Legends Experience

Tour gift bag included for all guests

In the still of the morning, the thunderous sound of hooves barreling down the track takes your breath away. It’s an experience of a lifetime to witness Derby Legends in the making, and this intimate tour gives you access and insight you’ll never find anywhere else.

Spend your morning on the Backside of Churchill Downs watching this year’s Derby Contenders workout from the same viewing platforms the trainers use. As you take in the sights and sounds, your tour guide will weave in stories of past legends – this year’s highlight being the iconic Secretariat. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat’s historic Triple Crown win, see the barn where he was stabled, and experience the electric energy leading up to the Kentucky Derby.

Before returning to the Museum, you’ll have an opportunity to capture incredible panoramic views of the historic Twin Spires™!

Legends we’ll celebrate in 2023!


75th Anniversary
of Citation’s Triple Crown win


50th Anniversary
of Secretariat’s Triple Crown win

Winning Colors

35th Anniversary
of Winning Colors Derby win
(the last filly to win the Derby)

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Experience Times

  • April 22, 2023 – May 3, 2023
  • 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Experience Details

  • 2 hours
  • $250 per guest
  • Maximum of 6 guests per tour
  • Guests must be at least 8 years old and taller than 57 inches
  • Minimal walking, however the tour includes getting in and out of a golf cart and a few stairs
  • Each guest receives a gift bag, including mementos and handy items for your tour
  • Includes General Admission to the Museum and a viewing of the epic 360° film, “The Greatest Race”

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