2018 Kentucky Derby Tours
Be part of the most exciting two minutes in sports at Churchill Downs!
Offering a 5-night (May 1 – May 6) or a 3-night (May 3 – May 6) Kentucky Derby tour package.
Tuesday, May 1st
Arrive in Louisville and transfer to our hotel, the Crowne Plaza Louisville. Tonight mingle with horse racing’s elite and get a sneak peak of the Derby connections at the KTA-KTOB Kentucky Derby Trainers’ Dinner and Cocktail Party.
Wednesday, May 2nd
Wake up early for our behind the scenes VIP backside tour of Churchill Downs stable area. Hear some backstretch gossip, enjoy breakfast at the Post Time Kitchen, and watch the morning workouts restricted to Oaks and Derby horses. Next we visit the Kentucky Derby Museum followed by our lunch, complete with bourbon tasting. This afternoon, we hit a homerun at the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and learn more about the history of their world-famous bats and baseball.
Thursday, May 3rd
An exhilarating day lies ahead as we visit the Lexington area, complete with legendary horse breeding farms, historic Keeneland Race Course, the world famous Kentucky Horse Park, magnificent bronzes at Thoroughbred Park, and picturesque Woodford Reserve Distillery. Delight in a Southern luncheon feast at Spindletop Hall, an elegant estate.
Friday, May 4th – Kentucky Oaks Day
During our Kentucky Oaks Buffet, Billy Reed, Eclipse Award winning turf writer, fills us in on the latest inside Derby buzz. Then off to the races with the spotlight on the Kentucky Oaks. From our private Clubhouse Box Seats, just past the finish line in Section 116, watch the horses up close and personal as they parade right in front of us before and after each race. The Kentucky Derby Museum allows our group special access today. We return to our hotel after the last race.
Saturday, May 5th – Kentucky Derby Day
The air is electric as we head off to Churchill Downs. Once there, we will enjoy the same spectacular seating as we did on Kentucky Oaks Day. Again today, the Kentucky Derby Museum allows our group special access. Surround yourself with all the fun and excitement of the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby. We return to our hotel after the last race.
Sunday, May 6th
Transfer to the airport as you savor the memories of your Kentucky Derby Tour.