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Where To Eat During WEG

If your fall travel plans include a trip to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, chances are you’ve already got a hotel room booked and tickets bought. But have you sat down and given thought to where you’re going to dine during your stay? ...

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Fiberglass Horses and River Gorges

Horse Mania has hit the streets of Lexington in preparation for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). Now through Oct. 15, nearly 150 vibrant, life-sized fiberglass horses and foals can be spotted turned-out around the city....

Fasig-Tipton Thoroughbred Sales

Fasig-Tipton is one of the oldest Thoroughbred auction companies in the United States, but the sale for some of its youngest stock is right around the corner....

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Horse Farms on Paris

No, we haven’t ventured outside the Bluegrass to the French capital; we’re just taking a look at more spectacular horse farms – this time along scenic Paris Pike. Perhaps the most recognizable farm off the stretch of road that runs north of downtown Lexington is Gainesway. ...

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Trot Over to Raven Run

Within Lexington’s city limits, yet far removed from the hustle and bustle, is a 734-acre pocket of wilderness called Raven Run Nature Sanctuary....

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Keeneland: A Rite of Spring

To paraphrase the poet who once penned, “In spring, a young man’s thoughts turn to love … ”, in Lexington in the spring, a young man’s (and woman’s) thoughts turn to Keeneland. ...

Spring at the Horse Park

Spring is beginning to show its face in the Bluegrass. Pastures are slowly changing from brown to green, mares and foals are in abundance, and as of March 15, all of the Kentucky Horse Park attractions are up and running....

Thoroughbred Training Center

The Thoroughbred Training Center off Paris Pike might be one of Lexington’s best-kept secrets. Its (almost) daily tours are also one of the best ways to get up close and personal with these incredible athletes in training....

Lexington's Wintertime Attractions

Visitors and residents of the “horse capital of the world” may want to check out some warmer attractions this time of year. If you head over to Lexington’s Kentucky Theatre any Monday night, you can join the live audience at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour - a worldwide multi-media celebration of grassroots, Americana music....

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Horse Country by Car

Getting lost on the winding country roads outside the city of Lexington may be one of the best ways to experience bluegrass horse country....

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About This Blog

(Archived) Based on veteran travel writer Patti Nickell’s A Horse Lover’s Guide to Kentucky, this weekly blog is your ultimate guide to the equine capital of the world, and a place to discuss the commonwealth’s most unique attractions. Each week will feature a different destination with related photos, video, and upcoming events. The blog is an essential tool for visitors planning to attend the 2010 World Equestrian Games, and will run up until the Games’ October start date.