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Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour

By The Thoroughbred Center
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:1h 30m
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Ticket type:Mobile
English


  • Driver/guide
  • Small-group tour (no more than 24)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Lexington, Lexington, Kentucky Departure Point: The Thoroughbred Center's Main Office Address: 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 Directions: Use the 2nd entrance at the corner of Paris Pike and Johnston Road. Dates: April 1 – October 31 9:00am   Monday – Saturday       November 1 – March 31 9:00am    Monday – Friday
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28716P1

  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (Umbrellas are not permitted)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour?
Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour price starts from $16.35. Discover and book Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour cancellation policy?
Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour?
Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour is hosted by The Thoroughbred Center. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact The Thoroughbred Center on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour?
On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 28716P1

About the operator

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DrJay1990
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Lots to learn
This place was a wealth of info on thoroughbred racing. Our guide was fantastic, will do again! Well done
Stephanie W
Stephanie W
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Wonderful
We are racing fans but you dont have to be to really enjoy this tour. While we know quite a bit about the subject,
mat123dygsp
mat123dygsp
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tout or event?
Great location! Get to know more about training horses and jockeys of the racing industry. Great event spaces for w
Nancy F
Nancy F
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Lots of Fun, Lots of Knowledge
Marlene our guide and bus driver (she got her license from Sears) has a great sense of humor but this is matched by
387indy
387indy
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The Thoroughbred Center
The Thoroughbred Center is a large well maintained facility. Have your appointments in advance. They can make avail
jckal
jckal
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An Interesting visit
This little gem was a great surprise. We were able to. see. horses being trained on the track. This is a place wher
Connie D
Connie D
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Tour of the center
Had a wonderful experience, watching the morning workouts, driving around the area, and ending with the barn to vis
EclipseTraveler
EclipseTraveler
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A NICE SHOW VENUE
Located out Paris Pike, not far from Lexington, I've pretty well been there every year for a bodybuilding show. The
jamck33
jamck33
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like horses this is the place
this place was so nice the horses were beautiful I was there for a meeting but I could, not help to look at the hor
Baileybasset
Baileybasset
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Up Close Experience
We were on a four person tour with Marlene as our guide. She was knowledgeable about horses and the racing experie
810cyn
810cyn
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A horse working farm.
If you are intersted in how horses learn to race, this is the place to visit. You get to see a training track and w
KopasFam
KopasFam
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Wonderful tour!
It's a real working training center so you get to see what is going on that particular day. We were a very small g
keyly762018
keyly762018
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Amazing experience
We were in a small group, so I don't know if that changes the experience, but we loved it. We got to be up close wi
Author_Elaine
Author_Elaine
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Lots to learn, albeit a bit disorganized
I went here on Labor Day, so the center was actually closed but they were still giving the tour. The tour started a
iceman1947
iceman1947
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This place is great
We are so happy we decided to stop at this Center. We arrived late (the tour starts at 9 sharp and there’s only one
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gili976
Indianapolis, IN22 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had a great time touring the race training track and stables. It was a private tour for my wife and myself. Very informative and pleasant. Highly recommended
Written January 1, 2021
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MartaMI_8
Michigan28 contributions
Sep 2019
This is a tour that you must go on. The guide was so good, and shared her knowledge with us about the farm. We were able to pet the horses, and she was very enjoyable to be with.

A great time!
Written October 17, 2019
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Ivy F
3 contributions
Oct 2019
Loved this tour! Our tour guide was a very knowledgeable lady and made the tour fun! It is amazing what kind of training the thoroughbreds go through before they race and how many people the owners need to help prepare the horses. Well worth the time.
Written October 14, 2019
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Sandy135
Davenport, FL52 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Being on vacation last year, we drove by and didn't have the time to visit, but this year, we made a concerted effort to take a tour. It was great to see the training of the horses, stables. They have a starting gate but none of the horses were being trained when we were there. Interesting that there was an upper and lower track. Interesting to see the white horses and having their own barn. Beautiful. For someone who's not a rider but loves see horses as they are beautiful animals, this was a nice gem of a place. Our guide said that she does or has done the harness racing so it was good to hear her perspective on that. I'd recommend going especially if you love horses and watching them run.
Written July 4, 2019
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ProctorParquette
Manchester, NH67 contributions
Jun 2019
We visited on a rainy day so it was hard to take pictures of the horses and riders training on the track. We still got to see them working the horses but spent most of our time in one barn meeting the horses there. It was a cool experience to see the horses get cooled off, bathed, and put away. Our tour guide knew a lot in general about horses but didn't know the answers to many of our general questions about training and racing. With a different guide I think it would have been better.
Written June 26, 2019
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2cruisers2015
Lincoln, CA4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Marlene gave us a great tour. Her love of horses really shows when talking about the horses and the center. We had a great deal of time at the track rail where the horses were brought close to the rail to help them get use to people at the track, Everyone was very friendly. We visited the barn with the White horses which gave lots of time to pet them and take pictures. This is a place you will not want to miss when visiting Lexington.
Written May 15, 2019
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r0se152
Nashville, TN4 contributions
Nov 2020
Although it was raining, we had a very good tour with Annette. She is very knowledgeable, answered all questions and very personable. Found it fascinating as to what they do with the mucked out stalls. Quite a business in itself!
Written November 2, 2020
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lizjs47
Damascus, MD23 contributions
Had a great tour with Annette today. Our family of 6 was the only group on the tour. We learned a lot and also got to see many of the beautiful horses in action.
Written July 6, 2019
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akedgar
Red Hook, NY9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide, Annette, was very entertaining and enthusiastic about the Center and the horses. It was obvious that she loved her job and enjoyed dealing with people as well as horses. She knew everyone at the center and answered all our questions. She also gave us many facts and told interesting stories about the center, owners, trainers, and horses. When we were track side, she explained the jobs of outriders and many of the other jobs of people at the training track. Riders at the track were very friendly. We also stopped at a barn that housed white thoroughbreds, had a chance to talk to one of the owners, and were able to pet the horses and hear more about them. Overall a very interesting tour of a beautiful training center and a very knowledgeable tour guide. A great tour to take in Lexington! We highly recommend it.
Written June 16, 2019
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Dressagez
Orlando, FL3 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
This is a good tour or a non-horse person however as an educated horse person, dressage trainer, breeder and TB racing enthusiast, it was not what I expected. Marlene is a nice lady and obviously loves horses, but she doesn't really know anything racing, race horses or general horse terminology.
Written May 17, 2019
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Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour | Lexington, KY