Lexington Convention Center

Horse Capital of the World

Here, you're never more than 10 minutes away from breathtaking rolling hills, fence-lined pastures and more than 450 horse farms. Lexington is the Horse Capital of the World, center of the Thoroughbred breeding universe and home to the Kentucky Horse Park, as well as the historic Keeneland Racecourse. 

Tour a Horse Farm

Horse Country Tours
Visit Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winners, see the world’s most successful breeding operations and marvel at the glorious life of a stallion on a Horse Country Tour.

Keeneland Spring Race Meet

Keeneland Race Course
During the months of October and April, experience the thrill of Thoroughbred racing at Keeneland. Tour the perfectly-manicured grounds of this National Historic Landmark, go behind-the-scenes of the world’s leading auction house and visit the largest library dedicated to the Thoroughbred any time of the year.

Hank at The Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park
Visit famous racehorses in the Hall of Champions, explore the International Museum of the Horse or see the Parade of Breeds show to understand the history and characteristics of horses from all over the world.

Old Friends Farm

Old Friends Farm
This aftercare facility is dedicated to providing a dignified retirement to Thoroughbred horses. Stop by to see Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners, War Emblem and Silver Charm, along with many other retired racing champions! With multiple tours to choose from, a visit to Old Friends Farm is a must-see Horse Country destination.

Keene Ridge

The Thoroughbred Center
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the daily care and training of Thoroughbred Race Horses at this Keeneland property. During a guided tour you’ll get to watch morning workouts and see horses up close at track side, in the paddocks and the barn.