The Horse Capital of the World
Drive in any direction and you’ll soon be surrounded by rolling hills of pristine bluegrass countryside. You’ll pass horses grazing carefree in the fields, and farms with names like Calumet and Claiborne. Because this is Horse Country, the center of the Thoroughbred breeding universe and the Horse Capital of the World.
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With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...
Note March 17, 2020: The Kentucky Horse Park is open. Admission and parking fees are waived. Please...
Lexington's oldest existing racetrack, dating to 1875, and one of the nation's most respected...
“Distilleries, Racetracks and Stud Farms Make For a One-of-a-Kind Getaway.”
- Boston Globe
Living in an Equine Paradise
Lexington is smack dab in the middle of more than 450 horse farms. At the renowned Keeneland Racecourse, the best Thoroughbreds compete twice a year during the Spring and Fall Race Meets, held every April and October. Keeneland is also the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house, hosting several sales each year that attract buyers and sellers from around the globe. At the Kentucky Horse Park, all horse breeds are celebrated with interactive attractions, museums, events, and competitions.
Home of Champions
The same nutrient-rich, limestone-filtered water that helps produce our award-winning bourbon also enriches our soil and nourishes our horses. That’s why Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify were bred here, born here, raised here and raced here. You can even pay your respects at the graves of all-time greats like Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Man O’ War.