Racehorse Workout Tours at Churchill Downs

Monday through Saturday

Did you know Thoroughbreds weigh around 1,000 pounds? Or that they can reach speeds up to 40 miles per hour? Come see for yourself! The Workout Tour gives the thrilling experience of hearing hooves hitting the dirt early in the morning as these magnificent horses exercise right in front of you. Guests will meet at the Kentucky Derby Museum, then walk to the Churchill Downs grandstand where a tour guide will discuss the action on the track, including the ins and outs of training Thoroughbreds, as well as handicapping the races. Get ready to take pictures and videos because seeing these animals working out beneath the historic Twin Spires is an experience you will want to hold onto forever!

Tour Details

  • Starting April 1, 2021
  • Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m.
  • Watch Thoroughbreds exercise
  • 60 minutes
  • Up to 25 guests each tour
  • All ages
  • $15/person (in addition to General Admission)

While children age 4 and under receive free general admission to the Museum, they will need a $15 Racehorse Workout Tour ticket purchased for them to accompany this tour.

Tours are available rain or shine. Umbrellas are not allowed due to safety restrictions for Thoroughbreds on the track. In the event it does rain we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots. The Derby Museum Gift Shop also sells souvenir ponchos.

Tour Times (ET)

  • Monday - Saturday
    7:30 a.m.

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