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.

Horse Farm Tours

A group of people standing together watch horses being led into a fenced pasture.

Horse Activities

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Kentucky Horse Park

Four horseback riders canter in a circle inside a fenced off field at Kentucky Horse Park.

Featured Attractions

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Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Note March 17, 2020: The Kentucky Horse Park is open. Admission and parking fees are waived. Please...

Red Mile Gaming and Racing

1200 Red Mile Road, Lexington, KY, 40504
(859) 255-0752

Lexington's oldest existing racetrack, dating to 1875, and one of the nation's most respected...

Horse Country, INC

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Horse Country, Inc. provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

“Distilleries, Racetracks and Stud Farms Make For a One-of-a-Kind Getaway.”

- Boston Globe

Logos for Horse Country, Keeneland, KY Horse Park and Old Friends Farm.

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.