The Kentucky Derby

Date: May 3-7, 2017

Price: from $2,899

Travel Partner: Sports and Entertainment Travel

Rating: Easy

Trip Status: Reservations Closed

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The Cal Aggie Alumni Association is pleased to announce that W. David Wilson, professor of equine internal medicine at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, will be hosting this special trip!

Dr. Wilson

W. David Wilson is a long-term thoroughbred racing and pedigree enthusiast, former director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and former associate dean for clinical programs. He is currently director of planning for the new Veterinary Medical Center and serves as interim director of the Large Animal Clinic at UC Davis. W. David Wilson grew up on a farm in northern England, graduated from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School in 1975, completed his internship, residency and graduate training at Iowa State University and has been on the faculty at UC Davis since 1981. He has clinical and research interests in infectious and non-infectious respiratory disease of horses, exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage, bacterial infections in foals, vaccination strategies and clinical pharmacology of antibiotics. He has published more than 200 manuscripts in refereed journals or as book chapters and has authored a similar number of articles in conference proceedings and non-refereed journals.

Trip Description:

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

*All dates and pricing are subject to minor changes.