In conjunction with the 2018 Secretariat Festival we are proud to offer tours of historic Claiborne Farm - one of America's most prominent horse breeding properties where the great champion lived out his days following his legendary racing career.
This year's tours on Oct. 13 offer the choice of several enhanced options providing an insider's perspective into the renowned farm including our "Legends of the Turf" Tours co-hosted by guest racing celebrities. All tours include visiting the grave site of Secretariat along and stops at the Stallion Barn whose roster includes 2014 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, champion Blame, and the internationally accomplished stallion War Front among others.
8:00 am "Legends of the Turf" Legacy Tour - will be co-hosted by none other than Eddie Maple, Secretariat's Hall of Fame jockey in his final career start. This exclusive expanded access tour visits the foal and broodmare pastures as well as the famed Marchmont cemetery. Tour will take place by motor coach departing from The Thoroughbred Center on Paris Pike at 8:00 am and returns at 10:15 am.
10:15 am, 12:00 pm, and 1:15 pm Standard Stallion Tours - allows guests the flexibility of arriving at Claiborne by their own means. These tours last approximate one hour.
2:30 pm "Legends of the Turf" Legacy Tour - SOLD-OUT - The final tour of the day will be guest co-hosted by sports journalist Steve Haskin along with author Kate Chenery Tweedy, Penny Chenery's daughter. This exclusive expanded access tour visits the foal and broodmare pastures as well as the famed Marchmont cemetery. Tour will take place by motor coach departing from The Thoroughbred Center on Paris Pike at 2:30 pm and returns at 4:30 pm.
All Festival Claiborne Farm Tour participants will receive a complimentary Secretariat gift as a keepsake of their visit.
Standard Stallion Tours - $30; "Legends of the Turf" Legacy Tours - $60
PLEASE NOTE: TOUR TICKETS WILL NOT BE MAILED. For Claiborne "Legends" Tours departing from The Thoroughbred Center, please arrive for check-in 10 minutes prior to departure. For Standard Stallion tours please check-in at the Claiborne Visitor Center. For more information, please call (502) 473-1036.