Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour: Exclusive Experience
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Experience the world-famous Kentucky Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour and explore the heart and soul of Kentucky's Bluegrass Horse Country. Get up close with champion horses and discover the rich heritage of this exclusive family-owned farm. Book now!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Magdalena Farm,division of McPeek Racing - Experience a walking tour to see thoroughbred mares, foals and race horses. This farm is owned by a very well known trainer who has the favorite filly for the 2020 Kentucky Oaks.
    Tours will alternate between Magdalena and Old Friends.
  • Keeneland Association Inc - Step out and enjoy a walking tour of the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the planet’s most expensive horse auctions. During the race meets in April and October we do not go to Keeneland on the 12:30 pm tours Wednesday through Sunday. Instead the tour will add Old Friends farm in place of Keeneland.
What's Included
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation in 12 or 15 passenger van
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities for Guide (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
Additional Information

Discover the reason behind the global fame of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Horse Country! Our family-run heritage horse farm tour lasts over three hours and promises an enjoyable and knowledgeable journey. You’ll be transported right to the center of the splendid Bluegrass Horse Country in Kentucky. This tour is designed to be hands-on, allowing you to touch and interact with horses.

You’ll have the special opportunity to explore a privately owned farm that’s particularly exclusive to our company. The farm has previously seen champion horses of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and this year two more stars are heading to the Derby!

  • No food allowed on tour
  • Bottled water or covered drinks allowed
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is with someone that can assist them board and disembark
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • November 12th - March 10th: Minimum numbers of 3 guests are required to run tour.
  • Under Kentucky law, a farm animal activity sponsor, farm animal professional, or other person does not have the duty to eliminate all risks of injury of participation in farm animal activities. “There are inherent risks of injury that you voluntarily accept if you participate in farm animal activities.” “By purchasing ticket/s you agree that Thoroughbred Heritage Tours is not liable for any injuries or death that may occur due to participating in a farm animal activity in Kentucky”.
  • There is no age limit but a ticket is required for all children. It is not recommended for children under six. Kentucky State Law requires infants and/or toddlers must be in a car seat, rear facing until 2 years of age. Children younger than 8 years old and between 40 and 57 inches must be in a booster. Children younger than 8 but taller than 57 inches do not have to ride in a booster seat.
  • No animals including service animals allowed on the tours
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington/UK Coldstream
Newtown Pike
1801 Newtown Pike. Meet in front of the main entrance 10 minutes before departure.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Apr 17, 2024
Great experience! - Had the best time especially with our tour guide. He was wonderful. Beautiful experience. Enjoyed the history and loved being able to see the horses up close. Would definitely recommend this tour for sure.
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Apr 16, 2024
An Inside Look into the World of Horse Racing - Even though the weather did not cooperate, we enjoyed our horse farm tour. Our driver Ernie is a retired former jockey, so he knows a lot about the horses, the farms, and horse racing. We were not able to tour Keenland because April is racing season, but the company substituted Old Friends Farm, a farm for retired champions and other thoroughbreds. It was a pleasure to meet Silver Charm who is an old old friend and former Kentucky Derby winner. The connection between our guide and this horse was special. We also enjoyed the tour of Magdalene (sp?) horse farm and seeing their mares and foals. We learned a lot about horse racing on this tour.
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Apr 15, 2024
Great Tour - Very informative and our guide, Mike, was very knowledgeable. Learned so much and was able to see a foal born the night before. Others were a week old. Toured the race track at Keeneland and a drove past many horse farms.
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Apr 15, 2024
Great guide beautiful horses - Our guide Tim went above and beyond, was super knowledgeable and entertaining. He also gave my daughter a horse rider and enthusiast the top tour having her be a helper ect. Absolutely would do it again! Thank you!!!
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Apr 14, 2024
Amazing thoroughbred tour - This was the best tour around. Nick was very knowledgeable and answered every question we had. He was very professional thourout the whole tour. We got to get up and close to some beautiful thoroughbreds.
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Apr 12, 2024
The entire tour was very... - The entire tour was very interesting and informative. Having to add additional explanation is very annoying.
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Apr 12, 2024
First stop of the day... - First stop of the day seeing and touching both mares and colts. Mike our guide showed us several of the well known farms and so much history about the area. Final stop was several Derby winners that are now living their final days enjoying green pastures. Thanks again for a great day Mike.
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Apr 11, 2024
Wonderful day. I fed carrots to Kentucky Derby winners! - Arnie our guide was wonderful, He had a wealth of knowledge about horses, racing and the history of all the farms we visited. Great day!
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Apr 6, 2024
Great tour with wonderful guide - Daniel was a wonderful tour guide! He was very educational, informative, interesting, and witty. He was very cooperative with having several guests that had mobility issues in our group. The tour was amazing and we would highly recommend.
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Apr 8, 2024
A must for families - I thought we would actually visit more farms, but all we did was drive by. Tour was supposed to be three hours, but it was short maybe because of rain? Stood at Keeneland for a long time and watched the practices, fun. Went to a farm to pet the foals. Great tour for kids, but not much factual information. My daughter LOVED it.
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Select Date and Tickets
up to 10 guests
1 Adult
June 2024