American Pharoah is living the life right now. After winning the first Triple Crown since 1978, he now resides at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud Farm in Versailles, Ky., complete with lush surroundings, pastures for days, a staff available at his beck and nay, and sordid yet important “activity” that would make Hugh Hefner blush.
To commemorate the horse’s triumphs and continue his reign in the spotlight, the folks at Kentucky Derby Museum have partnered with Mint Julep Tours to give those interested a chance to visit American Pharoah and learn more about the farm. Titled “A Champions Tour,” it’ll be available on Jan. 21, 25, 28 and Feb. 4 and 11.
The tour, which runs 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., starts and ends at the Galt House and includes a trip to the Derby Museum, where you’ll get to experience “The Greatest Race” at the new 360-degree theater. After a full tour of the museum at Churchill Downs, guests can grab lunch at the Derby Café, although it’s not included in the price of the tour.
After that, it’s off to the Ashford Stud Farm for an afternoon with past and present horse racing legends. The farm was originally part of a cattle farm owned by Col. Edmund H. Taylor Jr., founder of the Old Taylor Distilleries in Frankfort.
Tickets to “A Champions Tour” are $139, and they’re selling fast.