Secretariat Festival visitors will have the rare and very special opportunity to visit Ashford Stud, home of American Pharoah. Demand has been sky high and availability scarce for tours of this prestigious horse farm located in the heart of the Bluegrass since the recent retirement of the 2015 Triple Crown and Secretariat "Vox Populi" Award winner. Operating since 1982, Ashford hosts some of the world's finest stallions and racing champions including Giant's Causeway, Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, and the industry's most popular young stud Uncle Mo, sire of 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist.
The 60 minute tour will depart by motor coach from the Kentucky Horse Park at 2:00 pm on Sunday. Please arrive for check-in at the Park Visitor Center's main lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Each Ashford Stud tour participant will receive a complimentary Festival gift as a keepsake of the visit.
Tour space will be limited to the single afternoon tour only, and available on a first-come basis. Tour participants will return to the Kentucky Horse Park at approximately 4:00 pm. Kentucky Horse Park full-day admission optional. For more information, call (502) 473-1036.
Please note: The Coolmore America Ashford Stud tour has now sold-out. However, there is one final opportunity to enjoy the tour. We have allocated the last two tickets for the tour to the silent auction taking place at Oasis Events and closing at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday Sept. 17. All bidders for must be present at the auction to participate.