Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience

Wednesday through Saturday on select racing days

Experience the thrill of a race day at Churchill Downs! Have a one-of-a-kind experience that takes you to the Backside of the track to view the Thoroughbreds’ morning workout before enjoying a spectacular lunch at one of Churchill Downs’ exclusive dining areas. You’ll be transported under the racetrack and through the famous Infield tunnels to see how trainers and horses alike prepare for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.” Horses warm-up, cool down, and speed along the backstretch as you watch from the viewing platforms used by Derby-winning trainers. Be sure to capture the incredible panoramic views of the Grandstand and historic Twin Spires™!

Next, you’ll walk through the Paddock where horses are saddled prior to every race at Churchill Downs. Your guide will share stories of the legendary Derby winners whose names encircle the Courtyard as you return to the Museum. Be immersed in the excitement of Derby Day while viewing our epic 360° film, “The Greatest Race.” Then your Guide will escort you to the Grandstand where your tour will conclude in one of Churchill Downs’ fine dining locations such as the Roses Lounge, Skye Terrace, or even Millionaire’s Row*! Enjoy the delicious Chef’s buffet as you prepare for the Thoroughbred racing experience! Your guide will stay for the first race of the day to share the ins and outs of what you see happening on the track. Then you are free to stay and enjoy an exciting afternoon of racing or return to the Museum to explore two floors of interactive exhibits!

*Areas are subject to change based on availability.

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Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience Times

Wednesday through Saturday on select racing days

  • 9:00 a.m. – Tour begins
  • 1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Live Racing
  • All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Select Race Days - Fall 2021

  • September 17, 24
  • October 1, 2
  • November 3, 4, 10-13, 17-20, and 24

Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience Details

  • 4 hours plus lunch and live racing

  • $150 per person

  • Includes a buffet lunch in one of Churchill Downs’ fine dining locations overlooking the track

  • Maximum of 6 guests

  • Ages 10+

  • There is a Track Casual dress code for this tour. Jackets and blazers optional, vests, shirts with collars, sweaters, dresses, pantsuits, dress jeans and slacks are appropriate, as are golf shorts, dress shorts and capris. Worn or torn garments, halter tops, athletic wear, frayed or torn denim and midriff tops are considered inappropriate attire.

  • Includes General Admission to Museum and a viewing of our epic 360°  film, “The Greatest Race”


Please note: Exciting construction projects are underway at Churchill Downs! For the safety of guests, tours may be re-routed at times.


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