Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Lexington Marriott City Center, exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event, including the American Saddlebred Museum, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland racetrack, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”
Please note tickets are not included in the tour package but can be added for an additional fee.
See full details and reserve online: https://texasexessportstours.com/event/kentucky-derby/
Wednesday, May 3
Arrival Day – Check into the Lexington Marriott City Center and meet SET Staff to pick up souvenirs and on-site travel documents. Enjoy welcome reception on-site featuring an industry speaker, light hors d’oeuvres, and open bar.
Thursday, May 4
Depart in the morning to head to the American Saddlebred Museum. The museum houses artifacts, trophies, tack & artwork tracing the history of American Saddlebred horses. Afterwards, we head to an area distillery for a tour and an inside look at the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Lunch is provided between the tours. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
Friday, May 5
Morning departure to Keeneland for the opportunity to see morning workouts trackside. After touring Keeneland, head to a selection of horse farms for tours. Lunch is provided between the tours at North America’s oldest Thoroughbred auction company, Fasig-Tipton. Return to the hotel early afternoon. Evening is at leisure to enjoy downtown Lexington.
Saturday, May 6
Derby Day – Saturday we head to Churchill Downs for a full day of pageantry and racing. Prior to departure please enjoy a breakfast reception.
Sunday, May 7
Departure Day – Check out of the Lexington Marriott City Center and have a safe trip home!