Down the Stretch! Tour

Tour gift bag included for all guests

Your heart can’t help but skip a beat as the powerful Thoroughbreds come thundering down the stretch! Get an insider’s view of horses on the track with this one-of-a-kind Derby tour.

Start your morning railside, along the Homestretch of Churchill Downs, to watch Thoroughbreds working out. Your tour guide will narrate what you’re seeing as the horses race by, give fun Derby insights, and share the history of the track. At the conclusion of the workout, you’ll head through the Infield tunnels to the Backside, where you could see everything from horses cooling down with their hot walkers to a horse getting a bath in the Thoroughbred spa. And be on the lookout for this year’s Derby Contenders!

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

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Experience Times

  • April 22, 2023 – May 3, 2023
  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Experience Details

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • $200 per guest
  • Maximum of 6 guests per tour
  • Guests must be at least 8 years old and taller than 57 inches
  • Approximately 2.4 furlongs of walking (0.3 miles), the tour also 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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