2017 Kentucky Derby Tours
Be part of the most exciting two minutes in sports at Churchill Downs!
Offering a 5-night (May 2 – May 7) or a 3-night (May 4 – May 7) Kentucky Derby tour package.
Tuesday, May 2nd
Arrive in Louisville and transfer to our hotel, the Crowne Plaza Louisville. Tonight mingle with horse racing’s elite at the KTA-KTOB Kentucky Derby Trainers’ Dinner and Cocktail Party.
Wednesday, May 3rd
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 stop is the newly renovated Kentucky Derby Museum and lunch. This afternoon, learn about Kentucky’s rich Bourbon history at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and enjoy bourbon tasting!
Thursday, May 4th
An exhilarating day lies ahead, with visits to legendary horse breeding farms (Darley Farm and Claiborne Farm), magnificent bronzes at Thoroughbred Park, historic Keeneland Race Course, world famous Kentucky Horse Park, and picturesque Woodford Reserve Distillery. Delight in a Southern luncheon feast at Spindletop Hall, an elegant estate.
Friday, May 5th – 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 6th – 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 143rd Running of the Kentucky Derby. We return to our hotel after the last race.
Sunday, May 7th
Transfer to the airport as you savor the memories of your Kentucky Derby Tour.