The Horse Lover's Guide to Kentucky

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? ... Read More

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High Spirits

Napa Valley might have the wine industry, but the Bluegrass has America’s only native spirit: Bourbon. Ninety-five percent of bourbon is produced in Kentucky, and, thus, numerous distilleries have popped up throughout the state over the years. ... Read More

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Old Friends (Equine) Retirement Home

Sure, there are countless Thoroughbred and all-breed rescue and retirement facilities around the country, but Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky., has some particularly dignified retirees.... Read More

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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.... Read More

The Horse Capital's Capitol

Lexington is often dubbed the “Horse Capital of the World,” but Kentucky’s true capital lies 26 miles away in the city of Frankfort.... Read More

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The Home of Horsepower

Bowling Green, Ky., is home to a whole ‘lotta horsepower—but unlike its bluegrass counterparts, this kind runs on four wheels, rather than legs. ... Read More

A Different Breed of Races

The Bluegrass is synonymous with Thoroughbred racing and breeding farms. But Kentucky is home to yet another legendary track better known for its trotters than its sprinters.... Read More

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Ellis Park Race Meet

July 10 marks the opening day of charming Ellis Park's annual live race meet, which runs through Labor Day. The summer meet is highlighted not only by wonderful weather and good times, but also great racing: ... Read More

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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.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Royalty

Darley at Jonabell Farm is Thoroughbred royalty in every sense of the word. Jonabell’s history dates back to 1946 when it was started by noted horse breeder John A. Bell III. ... Read More

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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.