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Experience the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is considered the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in the world! Ask any owner, trainer and jockey if they could win only one race - the Kentucky Derby would be the unanimous answer. Perhaps few things say Louisville quite like the Kentucky Derby. It is America's longest running sporting event and is known as the "most exciting two minutes in sports". The tradition and magic that surrounds this first Saturday-in-May event is legendary. And, while it is a spectacular event, the Kentucky Derby Museum and Churchill Downs are experts at capturing the Derby Experience any day of the year.

Here are some experiences you can enjoy at Churchill Downs, many of them available throughout the year:

  • Spring and Fall Live Racing Dates
  • Greenhouse and Garden Tour
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour
  • Barn and Backside Tour
  • Kentucky Derby Packages includes tickets to Churchill Downs, hotels, food, beverage and transportation
  • Interactive exhibits
  • The Greatest Race 360° immersive media experience
  • Resident thoroughbred on site

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