Visit WinStar Farm

WinStar Farm is glad to open its gates to horse racing fans and enthusiasts but please remember that WinStar is a privately owned, working Thoroughbred horse farm. We schedule tours of our stallion complex around the routines of our horses and employees. All tours of WinStar Farm are booked through Horse Country Inc.
See the information below on how to book your tour!

  • Various public and private tour options are available
  • Extended Shuttle Tours start at 11:30 a.m. during the week and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
  • Stallion Barn Tours start at 11:30 a.m.
  • Private tours start at 1pm/1:30pm
  • Tours are not available on: holidays, Kentucky Oaks Day, and Breeders’ Cup days
  • Check in at the Stallion Complex–not the WinStar Office (be sure to read the instructions provided by Horse Country to ensure you use the correct entrance)
  • All tours are booked through Horse Country Inc. To purchase tickets, go to visithorsecountry.com or click the buttons below
  • Contact Horse Country by phone: 859-963-1004

Stallion Complex Tour

This tour is available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays year-round and Monday thru Saturday November – March.

See a selection of the stallions of our all-star roster, including Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming., and many other champions! Guests will be able walk through our state-of-the-art stallion barn and get a glimpse of the day-to-day life of each of our stallions. Guests then receive a tour of our breeding shed, where our stallions collectively breed 2,500+ mares a year.

*Note, as described this is a stallion-focused experience, and does not tour outside the stallion complex. Our extended shuttle tour drives through the farm and is available seasonally*

Extended Shuttle Tour

This tour is available seasonally from April – October on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays

This two-hour tour allows guests to first see the stallions of our all-star roster and walk through our state-of- the-art stallion barn to get a glimpse of the day-to-day life of each of our stallions. Guests then receive a tour of our breeding shed. Afterwards, guests will climb aboard our brand-new electric shuttle and see all the beauty the rest of the farm has to offer. Driving tour includes foaling barn and broodmare barns as well as some of the historic sites on the farm.

Guests participating on the Shuttle Tour will be expected to remain in the shuttle for the duration of the experience, with all hands and feet kept inside. However, there will still be ample opportunities to capture the beauty of the farm–be sure to bring your camera to take as many photos as you’d like! The Shuttle Tour experience will vary seasonally, offering a unique look at a working horse farm at every time of year. Foals are out earlier in the year and through the summer, and yearling prep begins late summer.

We do our best to let fans meet our stallions; however, there are no guarantees that can be made for any stallion on any particular tour. Showings depend on the health and daily activities of our stallions.

The Tiznow Experience

The only horse to ever win the Breeders’ Cup Classic TWICE!

This is your chance to meet the famous Tiznow! Take a picture with Tiznow and feed him some peppermints; meet his best son at stud, Tourist, as well as some of our other top broodmares by Tiznow; watch his race replays; you may even have the chance to meet and hear stories about Tiznow’s career at stud from the man who knows him best: longtime stallion manager, Larry McGinnis (not guaranteed, but we’ll try!).

Your group will even receive a goodie bag of specialty Tiznow merchandise. The price is a flat fee for a group of up to 10. We look forward to welcoming you!

Exclusive Private Tour

Our unique private experience takes a tour of some of the many different aspects of the industry WinStar is involved in, starting at our stallion complex, guests will have the opportunity to meet the stallions, learn about breeding, how these horses earned their way into our stallion barn and even get to give a stallion a peppermint. Guests will then get to tour some of our other divisions, they will have the chance to see mares, foals, stallions, yearlings, and racehorses depending on the season.

One of the stops unique to this tour is our state of the art training center, including our track, hyperbaric chamber, and other equipment that helps keep our racehorses in top condition. We will stop by our office where guests will get to see some of the awards, trophies, and saddle cloths we have been awarded including Derby trophies, and the Triple Crown trophy that we won in 2018 with Justify. At the conclusion of this tour guests will receive a take home item of WinStar merchandise.

Custom private experiences are available, ideal for wedding parties, engagements and other special occasions.

Requests to be made through Horse Country.

Directions to Stallion Complex

FOR GPS – The new stallion complex address is 2605 Paynes Mill Rd., Versailles, KY 40383.

If coming from Old Frankfort Pike (Hwy. 1981), turn right onto Pisgah Pike and then turn right on Paynes Mill Road. New stallion complex is 1/4 of a mile on the right.

If coming from Versailles Road (US 60): turn onto Pisgah Pike, and then turn left on Paynes Mill Road. New stallion complex is 1/4 of a mile on the right. Look for a sign that says Breeding Shed

Tours are scheduled to begin at specific times so that stallions’ daily care can be arranged in the safest atmosphere for horses, employees and the public.

Contact Horse Country by phone: 859-963-1004

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TOUR FAQ

We do not allow guests to get close enough to touch mares and foals, on a farm of our size biosecurity measures have to be taken to ensure the health and safety of our horses.

We cannot guarantee that you will see all the stallions, each has their own schedule and specific needs that may change day to day, and we have to prioritize the stallions care, if you would like to see a particular stallion please mention it and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Yes! Be sure to follow the guidelines indicated by your tour guide but you may have your picture taken with the stallions.

The only tour that goes to the training center is the exclusive private tour, this tour gets to see the racetrack as well as the rehab  facilities.

Visit https://visithorsecountry.com/privatetours/#id=private-tour-of-winstar-versailles for more details about this tour.

The Visit WinStar tour is a stallion barn only tour. The Extended Shuttle Tour starts out the same as a regular stallion barn tour and then guests get a tour of the farm on the shuttle.

Our two private experiences are very different, The Tiznow Experience is recommended for Tiznow fans, the tour is very focused on Tiznow and getting up close and personal with America’s racehorse. Our Exclusive private tour gets to see a bit of everything, we meet the stallions and tour the stallion barn, tour the farm including our training center and rehab and then stop by the office to check out our trophies. See tour descriptions for more details.

All tours must be booked in advance through Horse Country (www.visithorsecountry.com)

Horse Country will send you a confirmation email that includes detailed instructions. The address is 2065 Paynes Mill Rd, Versailles (breeding shed entrance). The address doesn’t always take you to the correct gate depending on which navigation app you use and WinStar is a very big farm with many entrances so please be sure to read the instructions carefully. If you put WinStar Farm into your GPS it will not take you to the right place.

For safety and liability reasons we cannot get off the shuttle or go into mare/foal barns. We enjoy getting to show people the farm and share the joy of it with guests, but the welfare of our horses and our staff are our top priority.

Tour times are set based on the schedules of our staff and horses, so the times are fixed. On public tours we cannot wait for you if you are late to be fair to the other people on the tour who arrived on time.