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Barn and Backside Van Tour of Churchill Downs

Next Upcoming Date: Thursday, August 17 2017

Barn and Backside Van Tour of Churchill Downs

Your opportunity to experience areas of the Backside of Churchill Downs Racetrack and see Thoroughbreds in their environment that are closed off to the general public and only offered to Museum guests!

On any given day of training, visitors could see a 2-year-old in line to win next year’s Derby, a 9-year-old nearing retirement or the Derby winner themselves. Along with more than 1,400 stalls that are mostly are full during the peak season, see the horses in training railside, catch them during a bath and learn about life at the track. Van stops will also accommodate for picture taking trackside (time and weather permitting). This exclusive one hour tour is only offered to guests of the Museum. The 7:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. tours offer the best chance to see Thoroughbreds in training.

$15 per person plus Museum admission required

All children eight years and older or over 57 inches tall can go on this tour, in compliance with Kentucky state law.

Available now through November 30

Monday - Saturday: 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 
1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.