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™!

Down the Stretch! Tour Schedule:

Derby Season (April 20 – May 1)


  • 9:00 a.m.
All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Prices starting at $170

To select your General Admission and Tour time:

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 Kentucky Derby Museum

 1 hour 30 minutes

 Visitors must be at least 10 years old

 Not Wheelchair accessible

 1 step up into vehicle, 4 Steps Up/Down

 Approximately .4 miles of walking

 Gift bag with Derby keepsakes included!