The Kentucky Horse Park

The slogan for The Kentucky Horse Park is, “The Place to Get Close to Horses.” And this is true, but it really should read, “The Place to Get Close to Horses…if You’re a Kid.” The horse park is great – it’s like Disney World for the equine-obsessed like me. Absolutely everything around you is devoted[…]

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Three Chimneys Farm – Part II

We had the nicest tour guide at Three Chimneys – that is until he yelled at me. I can’t remember his name, but he was super friendly and, of course, very knowledgeable about the racing industry and all of his Thoroughbred charges. If only I could wake up everyday in paradise and work with these[…]

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Oh Smarty Jones!

We toured two beautiful barns while at Three Chimneys – both cleaner and more spacious than my house. These horses live in very large, lavish stalls with lots of fluffy bedding. To say that I was completely jealous of their lives is an understatement. In the first barn, the tour guide instructed a groom to[…]

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Three Chimneys Farm – Part I

On the top of my list of things to do while in Lexington was to stalk famous retired racehorses. If any of you out there love celebrities, visiting Three Chimneys Farm for me would be like creeping around Brad Pitt’s house for you. In order to tour the farm, we had to make a reservation[…]

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Downtown with Big Lex

  On the visitlex.com site, you can print out a picture ofLexington, the first great American racehorse. They give you a list of historical/hot spots to visit, and if you take a picture of yourself at the hot spot holding Lexington (“Big Lex”), you can email all the pictures back to the Visitor’s Center and[…]

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My Journey to the Bluegrass State

Last summer James and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary (July 4th)! And where does a couple who has promised to stay together until death do they part go to celebrate five years of wedded bliss? Lexington, Kentucky – of course! Well, maybe that’s where a horse crazy girl and her super loving and patient[…]

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