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™!
of Citation’s Triple Crown win
of Secretariat’s Triple Crown win
of Winning Colors Derby win
(the last filly to win the Derby)
You may enter the Museum at any time on the date of your ticket. The time you select is the departure time for your Derby Legends Experience. All tours depart on schedule and unfortunately, cannot be delayed for tardy or missing ticket holders.
When choosing a time for your tour, please make sure that if you are purchasing additional tours that the start and end times do not overlap.
Tours are conducted rain or shine. Umbrellas are prohibited for the safety of Thoroughbreds and riders on the track. In the event of rain, we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots.
Please note: On rare occasions, tours are subject to change without advance notice and may be rerouted. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.
All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. For our ticket policy, please check here.