Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience

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™!

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.

Go Baby Go! Race Day Experience Tour Schedule

Offered on Select Race Days

  • 9:00 a.m.

Dates for Go Baby Go!

Friday, May 10
Saturday, May 11
Friday, May 17 (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 19
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 25 (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 26
Monday, May 27
Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 1 (Sold Out)
Sunday, June 2
Wednesday, June 5
Friday, June 7
Saturday, June 8
Sunday, June 9
Wednesday, June 12
Friday, June 14
Sunday, June 16
Wednesday, June 19
Friday June 21
Saturday, June 22
Sunday, June 23
Wednesday, June 26
Friday, June 28
Saturday, June 29
Sunday, June 30

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All times are in Eastern Daylight Time

Prices starting at $200

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 Kentucky Derby Museum

 Full Day

 Visitors must be at least 10 years old

 Not Wheelchair accessible


1 step up into vehicle, may include significant stairs


Approximately 1 mile of walking