keeneland racetrack and equestrian training facility in lexington, ky

Lexington has surely earned its title of "Horse Capital of the World". In addition to cultivating some of the best horse-raising land in the United States, the community is also the home to some of the top equestrian facilities found anywhere.

Join us as we explore some of the top Lexington area horse facilities below.

Keeneland Racetrack
4201 Versailles Rd, Lexington, KY 40510

Keeneland racetrack was founded back in 1936. Since then it has distinguished itself as an internationally renowned racecourse and among the top thoroughbred auction houses in the industry.

To say Keeneland is synonymous with horse racing in the Lexington area would be a gross understatement. The local institution has done so much to foster and preserve the proud tradition of horse racing in Kentucky.

The racetrack hosts two major races annually. Owners, trainers and competitors travel to our corner of the world from all over to take part.

The Thoroughbred Center
3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511

The Thoroughbred Center, or Kentucky Horse Center, is a top training facility situated just outside the city of Lexington. The well-stocked facility featured 2 training tracks, numerous barns with a capacity of over 1000 horses as well as 40 tack rooms and a 920 seat sales pavilion. Not to mention a lounge and full-service bar.

In addition to training and stabling services, the Thoroughbred Center also provides sales of fence materials and farm services. The team that maintains the ground of the center also offer maintenance or construction of fencing on your property.

Feel free to drop by for a tour or even consider the center for your next event! The beautiful rolling hills of the Kentucky Bluegrass makes for a stellar wedding venue or the setting of your next corporate retreat.

Kentucky Horse Park
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511

The horse park is so many things to different people. In addition to being a real, working horse farm, the Kentucky Horse Park is an internationally renowned equestrian competition venue as well as a unique educational theme park. It’s a true celebration of the long and storied relationship between humans and horses.

Set on an expansive 1,224 acres, the park features a twice daily Horses of the World Show, featuring both common and rare horse breeds, and the International Museum of the Horse.

The Kentucky Horse Park also plays host to numerous events throughout the year, including private functions. For a unique experience, the Horse Park even has its very own campground so you can be sure to experience all it has to offer.

BONUS: Take a Horse Farm Tour

Not a single place but many!

If you're curious at all about how horse farms operate, take a Kentucky Horse Farm Tour. There are numerous tour operators in Lexington that offer regular tours through many of the Bluegrass region's top equestrian farms, and trust us there are many!

If you've got any questions at all about Lexington or the numerous world-class horse facilities here, don't hesitate to contact Hill or Regan Parker online or give them a call at 859-608-8039.

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