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KENTUCKY DERBY

With around 500 horse farms throughout the state, Kentucky is the "Horse Capital of the World". From Keenland to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky has something for all! You can't leave Kentucky without first experiencing the classic horse racing we are most famous for. 

Blue Grass Downs
Blue Grass Downs
Live harness racing each spring. Simulcast thoroughbred and harness racing and inter-track wagering from Kentucky tracks and major U.S. racing centers.
Ellis Park Race Course Inc.
Ellis Park Race Course Inc.
Year-round simulcasting from all major North America racetracks. Live Racing mid July - Labor Day. Clubhouse dining room, track-side grill and daily activities. Enjoy the thrill of choosing a horse and watching it cross the finish line!
Keenland Race Track
Keenland Race Track
Keeneland’s founders set about to create a special racetrack in Central Kentucky. Since its first meeting in October 1936, Keeneland has continued to strive for excellence in its racing program, which perennially ranks among the nation’s best in terms of purse distribution, field size and quality of racing.
Kentucky Derby Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum
The Kentucky Derby Museum is one of the premiere attractions in the Louisville region, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world-renown event that is the Kentucky Derby.
Kentucky Horse (and Bourbon) Country Tour
Kentucky Horse (and Bourbon) Country Tour
Spend a quiet few days cycling on some of Kentucky's most scenic backcountry roads, where you'll enjoy the slow, relaxed pace of life in Kentucky and some picture perfect views along the way. The gently rolling hills of Kentucky's horse country are visually rewarding in and of themselves, but row after row of black, white, and stone fences marking Kentucky's scenic horse farms are the real star of the show during this bike tour.
Kentucky Horse Park
Kentucky Horse Park
The mission of the Kentucky Horse Park is to celebrate the history of our relationship with horse through education, exhibition, engagement and competition. KHP will be the premier event venue for equestrians and those who love and want to learn more about horses and man's relationship with the horse. At the Kentucky Horse Park, visitors and exhibitors will have diverse opportunities to engage with, learn about and be enchanted by the beauty, strength and spirit of the horse.
Rock'n B Farm,  Horse and Carriage
Rock'n B Farm, Horse and Carriage
Enjoy old-style farm activities, farmstays, handcrafted and restored gifts, and historical horse drawn carriage rides. Also features Fall Farm Festival, Cowboy-style cooking events, Farm Christmas Carriage Rides, and White Percheron horses.
Turfway Park Race Course
Turfway Park Race Course
Live Thoroughbred racing Sept-Oct and Dec-April. Simulcast racing year round. Gates open 11:15am. Sept-Oct: first post Wed-Fri at 7 pm and Sat-Sun at 1:10 pm. Dec: first post Wed-Fri at 5:30 pm and Sat-Sun at 1:10 pm. Jan-Apr: first post Wed, Thurs, Sat, & Sun at 1:10pm and Fri at 5:30pm. Closed Mon-Tues.
Windy Meadows
Windy Meadows
Come meet the characters from the owner's first children's book, "The Tails of Windy Meadows" and see a working horse farm through the eyes of its animals! "The Tails of Windy Meadows" is the first children's book by Ellie Troutman. Horse lovers of all ages will enjoy the stories told by the horse stars of Matem, Charlie, Bubba, Twist and corgi Ernie.
Wrangler's Riding Stables
Wrangler's Riding Stables
Wrangler's Riding Stables
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Learn More About Horses And Activities In Kentucky


Kentucky is synonymous with horses. Its most popular race, The Kentucky Derby, is world famous with over half a million search a day on the Internet! Going to the Kentucky Derby at least once should be on your bucket list. But outside of the Derby's media spotlight, there is so much more to Kentucky's horse culture than originally meets the eye. Come and explore the rich equine heritage throughout the state. Whether you like to ride, attend the races, or just appreciate the majesty of these beautiful animals. There is something here for you.
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Kentucky Derby Museum Entrance
Horses are a steadfast symbol of Kentucky; you can't really have one without the other. Though it's still just under 3 months away, it's never too early to start planning for the Kentucky Derby. It's a signature event in Kentucky; an event celebrated with style and grace, and watched on TV's across the country. 
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Horses
Have you ever wanted to climb on a horse and take off in the gently rolling hills of Kentucky's horse country? Kentucky's horse country is a place like no other, defined by its signature white fencing lining the rolling bluegrass countryside.  Horseback riding in Kentucky is a way of life, and we're ready to help you live this piece of your dream.

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It is impossible to talk for any length about the many wonderful activities to do and attractions to see in Kentucky without talking about horses. In Kentucky, they are a defining feature of the state's culture; they are the reason for the unbridled spirit that is apparent in every facet of Kentucky's personality. To put it simply, horses are the heart of Kentucky.
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Horse Race
While most of the country only tunes in for the race itself, there's much that happens in the lead-up to this great event. Derby Week is the ultimate Kentucky experience.