Start your day railside at the track! Experience the thrilling sound of hooves pounding the dirt as horses and jockeys train right in front of you! You’ll see horses gallop past at speeds up to 40 miles per hour! Your guide will share the ins and outs of training world-class Thoroughbreds while you also visit the Churchill Downs Grandstand and the Paddock where horses are saddled right before running the Derby. Be sure to have your camera ready – seeing these incredible athletes working out beneath the historic Twin Spires™ is a memory you’ll want to hold onto forever.
The Thoroughbred Workout Tour is a great tour for horse lovers, but please note that guests will not be able to touch the horses.
1 hour 15 minutes
$40 per person
Approximately 2.4 furlongs (.3 miles)
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.
You may enter the Museum at any time on the date of your ticket. The time you select is the departure time for your Thoroughbred Workout Tour. All tours depart on schedule and unfortunately, cannot be delayed for tardy or missing ticket holders.
When choosing a time for your tour, please make sure that if you are purchasing additional tours that the start and end times do not overlap.
Tours are conducted rain or shine. Umbrellas are prohibited for the safety of Thoroughbreds and riders on the track. In the event of rain, we suggest bringing ponchos and rain boots. Ponchos are available for purchase in The Kentucky Derby Museum Store.
Please note: On rare occasions, tours are subject to change without advance notice and may be rerouted. Check our calendar to view amendments to our normal hours of operation.
All tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE. For our ticket policy, please check here.
We took the Racehorse Workout tour and truly had a great time watching the beautiful horses exercising around the track. Our guide was very informative and I learned a lot of fascinating facts I did not know about the horses and the races. Would definitely recommend.
— Linda L., Tripadvisor