Now that the horseracing season is upon us, we’re heading to the epicenter of where history is made each spring. Churchill Downs currently holds the record for the longest-running, continuous sporting event in the United States. In 1875, the track’s inaugural meet reached nearly 10,000 spectators, but now brings in crowds of more than 170,000! Our travels today take us to the Drury Inn & Suites in Louisville for a long three-night stay.
DAY TWO — CB, D
Enjoy breakfast before we venture out for a full day of touring and learning. Our first stop will be at the “big bat” at the Louisville Slugger Museum in the heart of downtown. Linked to many baseball legends throughout the years, have fun walking through the history of America’s favorite pastime. Beginning our horseducation, our next stop is at The Hermitage Thoroughbred Nursery. This world-class equine farm is where champion thoroughbreds are born and nursed. You will see foals at the age of 4-5 months and watch how these soon-to-be racehorses learn to run! Your guide will enlighten visitors about the farms past babies that grew into champions at the country’s over 200 race courses.
Bourbon also reigns supreme in Louisville and one of the most recognized is Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. Your guided tour of this artisanal distillery brings to life the history and tradition of Kentucky’s native spirit. Our group will even get a Mint Julep demonstration! After our time in the city we return to the Drury to relax and refresh before returning to the beautiful Evan Williams Speakeasy for a southern-style dinner.
DAY THREE — CB, L, D
Our “training day” has finally arrived. We begin today at The Kentucky Derby Museum located right at Churchill Downs. The museum celebrates the hospitality, pride and tradition of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby. The Derby each year is also famous for its Hatitude. We’ll sit down with accessories galore to fashion our own Derby Hat. Afterward we learn the secrets of picking a sure winner at the seminar Horse Talk.
Now that we know what we’re doing we can step up to the betting window with confidence. This afternoon we sit down at the racetrack and experience a thrilling afternoon of live horseracing. To make it easy to be a winner, we’re giving everyone TEN FREE $2 BETS! After our great day we tone it down for a relaxing evening dinner cruise down the mighty Ohio River.
DAY FOUR — CB
Once again we had a jam-packed trip. Travels toward home begin in earnest as we depart our southern neighbor. The usual stops and meal breaks will be made with a return back to Wisconsin early evening. Thanks for sharing this destination with us!
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