Breeding Season in Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Breeding Season

Celebrate Breeding Season in the Horse Capital of the World

Lexington is never short on romance. But every February marks the beginning of Breeding Season here in the Horse Capital of the World, an exceptionally spicy time of year when our world-famous Thoroughbreds get thoroughly bred to create the next generation of Triple Crown hopefuls. It’s the perfect excuse to plan a trip and rekindle the flame. Because when the Bluegrass is a-rockin’, you should absolutely come a-knockin’.

Do Lexington the Way It Deserves To Be Done

The Breeding Season Guide

When Breeding Season is in full swing there might just be more love in the air of Lexington than anywhere else on Earth. So if you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day (or any day) getaway with that certain something extra, we always get a little racier (pun intended) around midwinter with plenty of mood-enhancing things to do, see and savor. Here’s a few of our favorites and some other helpful tools to start planning your trip today.


Enticing eCards for Discerning Mares and Stallions

It takes two to tango. Invite your special someone to celebrate Breeding Season in Lexington with these steamy eCards. Who could resist?


A Very Seductive Breeders’ Cup Ticket Giveaway

A trip to Lexington during Breeding Season is a prize all its own. But we’re feeling saucy. Enter for a chance to win two tickets to the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, right here at Keeneland November 4-5. Just fill out the form below and you’ll be in the running.


Top 10 Things To Do

A tour guide takes a group through the Buffalo Trace Barrel Receiving and Inspection area which is full of bourbon barrels.

Horse Farm Tours


Bourbon Distilleries

Wild Turkey Distillery

Historic Homes

Ashland - Henry Clay Estate

Free Things To Do

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Brewgrass Trail

Two women cheers their beers and smile inside the tasting room of Mirror Twin Brewing.