Last updated: 12:00 PM ET, Thu February 11 2016

Tauck Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Jockey Chris McCarron

Tour Operator | Tauck | Donald Wood | February 11, 2016

Tauck Celebrating the Kentucky Derby with Jockey Chris McCarron

Tour operator Tauck has announced that two-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Chris McCarron will be the guest of honor at the company’s “Run for the Roses: The Kentucky Derby” events in May. 

The veteran jockey will be part of Tauck’s five-day event that will eventually culminate with a VIP experience at Churchill Downs for the 142nd Kentucky Derby horse race. The festivities run from May 4-8, and will feature two sightseeing programs looking at the culture, history and traditions of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region.

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There are several different tour options to choose from during the Kentucky Derby festivities from Tauck, including the “Bluegrass Country” option and the “Thoroughbred World” option.

The “Bluegrass Country” tour will take visitors on a tour of the Ashland mansion, to the Kentucky Horse Park & International Museum of the Horse and much more. On the other hand, the “Thoroughbred World” option also consists of a day at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks race.

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All Tauck tours during the Kentucky Derby events will include a visit to a local horse farm, a private tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, barbeque lunches, nightly receptions, dinners and cocktail parties.

The events will also include a dinner party at the historic Keeneland race course where McCarron will speak about his 28-year career as a jockey, his post-racing role as general manager of Santa Anita Park in California and his current work as a color analyst for several major broadcast outlets.

For more information on Tauck’s Kentucky Derby events, check out the company’s website.

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