I was in Louisville for work and did a stop by. This place is amazing! I learned a ton about the "sport of kings" and had a delightful time!
If you are coming through Louisville and have never beem to the backside of this remarkable facility, yes, by all means, take the backside tour. And, go as early as possible as you may get a chance to see some of the... More
If you are coming through Louisville and have never beem to the backside of this remarkable facility, yes, by all means, take the backside tour. And, go as early as possible as you may get a chance to see some of the Thoroughbreds working that day. I am sure they will take you to the barn area of Bob Baffert where you may view the many signs showing past feats of his horses. West Coast, one of his excellent older Thoroughbreds is already on the grounds in anticipation of a race on Stephen Foster Fay and you may see him getting a bath or working.They may be getting smaller with each addition to Churchill Downs, but one of the most awesome sights of this legendary racetrack are the Twin Spires, be sure to tke a few snapshots from the backside. They are filled with the histry of this famous racetrack. Be sure to try some of the question games to test your knowledge of the sport and don't be embarrassed to try a ride on horses inside the museum that give yu the feeling of being in a race. And, if you have time, not affiliated with the museum but a museum in itself, go across the street from the infield sign and visit Wagner's Pharmacy. Look at all the pinning jockey used to dine on the vegetable soup there. It is home cooking and a local hangout. p hotos on the walls; this has been seen in several movies such as "Seabiscuit" and I believe "Secretariat". If you have time, grab a bite to eat. Calvin Borel, three time Derby w