Experience the greatest two minutes in sports at the exclusive Kentucky Derby, under Churchill Downs’ historic Twin Spires. You’ll have everything you need to fully enjoy the spectacular “Run for the Roses”, a horse racing tradition since 1875. Get ready to take in the entertaining Hat Parade, partake in a traditional Mint Julep beverage, mingle with the celebrities of Millionaire’s Row, gather in the Infield to exercise the first rites of spring, and participate in the long-standing tradition of singing “My Old Kentucky Home”.
Beautiful horse farms have been part of the Bluegrass since the region was first settled, and so have horse farm visitors. Early 19th-century travelers to the beautiful country estates of the Bluegrass remarked, as one put it, “a handsome horse is the highest pride of a Kentuckian.” Ready to do your part to uphold this great Bluegrass tradition? Visiting a horse farm while you’re in town is a uniquely Bluegrass kind of experience you’ll long remember, and a great way to revisit racing history, see the world’s most fabulous farms and barns, get up-close-and-personal with Kentucky Derby winners and Lexington’s four-legged stars!