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.


A Very Seductive Breeders’ Cup Ticket Giveaway

Breeders Cup

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.

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The Official Uniform of Breeding Season

Horse Humping Socks

Ok, so there’s not really an official Breeding Season getup. But if there were these, um, unusual Kentucky for Kentucky “horse humping” socks celebrating the cornerstone of the Bluegrass State’s $4 billion horse industry would most definitely make the cut. The only thing more fun than wearing these bad boys is slipping them off. Or maybe you’re more of a “socks on” kind of person. We don’t judge, stud.


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?

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