Horse racing is in the blood of Kentucky, and Lexington is full of farms for mares and foals, studs and retired horses.
Visiting between April and October is going to be your best bet for races and seeing the most prominent horse action.
Keeneland Race Track is Lexington’s premier racetrack and is world-renowned for its spring and fall meet, which include prep races for the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup.
During the April and October racing meets you can generally view races Wednesday/Thursday-Saturday/Sunday, just be sure to check their schedule for details.
Located on 1,129 acres of green pastures on the north side of Lexington, the Kentucky Horse Park is a great place for the horse lover to visit and connect with every aspect of horses including live shows and trail rides.
The park is home to 4 museums in total, memorials and statues (including one for Kentucky’s most famous racehorse Man O’ War), a campground, and plenty of horse events and shows.
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