Racehorse Workout Tours at Churchill Downs

Monday through Saturday

This is something you won’t mind waking up extra early to see. The Workout Tour gives the thrilling experience of watching Thoroughbreds get their daily exercise as they thunder down the stretch! 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 magnificent horses working out beneath the historic Twin Spires is an experience you will want to hold onto forever!

Tour Details

  • 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.

*All tours depart on-time from the lobby. To make sure you get on your tour, we recommend you check in 15 minutes prior to tour departure time.

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