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Aslan, the Akhal-Teke

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES Aslan, shown in the photo above (which doesn't show all of his rider), is part of the Breeds Barn group at the Kentucky Horse Park.

He's also one of the oldest and most rare breeds of ...

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John Henry, Champion

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This fine portrait of John Henry, with jockeyChris McCarron, was taken by California equine photographerKatey Barrett.

It's part of a wonderful exhibit of Barrett's Thoroughbredracing ...

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Bluegrass Region

Listed in National Geographic Traveler's "50 Best Places of a Lifetime", Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region is not to be missed. Lexington, Horse Capital of the World, is at the heart of this region of rare beauty, but the region is dotted with charming small towns to explore.

Whether your interests are Civil War sites, historic homes, Bourbon distilleries, folk arts and crafts, hiking, bird watching, antiques, horse farms, museums, art galleries or memorable dining, the Bluegrass has a wealth of attractions to discover.

For a listing of attractions on the outskirts of Lexington and Fayette County, see Things To Do>Regional.

For the Bluegrass Region website, click here.

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Click here for an 11 inch by 17 inch map of the Bluegrass Region with a sampling of attractions. (This is a large PDF file: 2.63 MB.)

15 counties make up the Bluegrass Region:

Anderson (Lawrenceburg) (502) 839-5372
Bourbon (Paris) (859) 987-8744
Boyle (Danville) (859) 236-7794
Clark (Winchester) (859) 744-0556
Fayette (Lexington) (859) 233-7299
Franklin (Frankfort) (502) 875-8687
Garrard (Lancaster)
(859) 792-3531
Harrison (Cynthiana) (859) 234-7179
Jessamine (Nicholasville) (859) 492-3115
Lincoln (Stanford) (606) 365-4547
Madison (Richmond/Berea) (859) 626-8474
Mercer (Harrodsburg)
(859) 734-2364
Nicholas (Carlisle) (859) 749-7986
Scott (Georgetown) (502) 863-2547
Woodford (Versailles/Midway) (859) 873-5122