KENTUCKY BOURBON TRAIL TOURS
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CHURCHILL DOWNS – LOUISVILLE, KY
Churchill Downs, located in south Louisville, Kentucky is a Thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby annually. It officially opened in 1875 and in 1986 was designated a National Historic Landmark. The twin spires atop the grandstands are the most recognizable architectural feature of Churchill Downs and are used as a symbol of the track and the Derby.
Racing at Churchill Downs occurs in two meets. The spring meet starts one week before the Derby and continues until early July. A fall meet picks up in late October and closes Thanksgiving weekend in late November.
Churchill Downs also contains the Kentucky Derby Museum which focuses on the history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. The museum also contains a number of exhibits exploring the training and racing of thoroughbred horses.
KEENELAND – LEXINGTON, KY
Keeneland is a Thoroughbred horse racing facility in Lexington, Kentucky and conducts live race meets for three weeks in April and October. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986.
LOCAL DISTILLERIES – LOUISVILLE, KY
We can create a custom tour of the distilleries, most located in and around Louisville area. From urban visitor centers to large-scale facilities, all relatively close to each other within our great city’s urban landscape. Call today to book your next urban adventure!
Evan Williams-Bourbon Experience
Kentucky Artisan Distillery
Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse
Copper and Kings
Distilled Spirits Epicenter
BREEDERS CUP – CHURCHILL DOWNS
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Thoroughbred horse races. The attendance at the Breeders’s Cup ranks fourth or fifth in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races. The attendance of the Breeders’ Cup typically only trails the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks (and in some years, the Belmont Stakes).
Churchill Downs has hosted the renowned Breeders’ Cup on eight occasions, most recently in 2011.