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From Lexington: Horse Farm Tour & Keeneland Race Track Visit

From Lexington: Horse Farm Tour & Keeneland Race Track Visit

From US$ 42 per person

Spend an unforgettable day in Lexington’s Bluegrass Country and explore the beautiful Kentucky countryside. Visit famous horse farms, and enjoy a tour of the magnificent Keeneland Race Course.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the equine industry in Kentucky
  • Visit thoroughbred horse farms to learn about the horse's training and breeding
  • Enjoy a tour of the historic Keeneland Race Track
  • Explore the filming locations of the Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Dreamer
Full description
Discover why Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World on this three-hour tour. Start the experience with a walking tour through the ivy-covered grounds of the historic Keeneland Race Track, home to the world’s most expensive horse auctions. Next, take a peek into the lifestyle of thoroughbred horses as you go behind the scenes at a thoroughbred farm and get up close and personal with majestic horses. Later, enjoy a drive by the famous Calumet Farm and learn about the history of the farm, which was the home of a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the sport during the 1940s, 1950s, and beyond. Continue the tour to the filming locations of the major motion pictures Secretariat, Seabiscuit, and Dreamer.
Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off in Lexington
  • Guided tour of Keeneland Race Track
  • Visit to one or more horse farms (depending on availability)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the main entrance to the Embassy Suites 10 minutes before departure. Vans are marked Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • During race season in April and October, visits to Keeneland Race Track will take place on all morning tours, and in the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday only
  • Tours operate rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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This was an amazing tour - especially since we had a horse trainer / owner as our guide Nick Newman. The visit to Keeneland race track was informative and we got fun behind the scenes stories. The horse farms were beautiful and we were able to spend time with the horses. Our tour was supposed to last 3 hours and it ended up being about 4 hours - not one person on the group complained about the extended time - that’s how good it was.

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July 20, 2021

Our guide, Mike, amazed us with his breadth and depth of knowledge about the horses, farms, racetrack, jockeys, betting, and the environment that makes Lexington the Horse Capital of the World, which is not just empty marketing words. He lives in the area and knows it like the back of his hand and totally provided us with the flavor and ambience. He told many wonderful stories and answered all questions skillfully and knowledgeably. He was epitome of a great guide. I can say that with some legitimacy because I was an architectural guide for over thirty years in Oak Park, Illinois. My family thanks Mike and your organization for the most enlightening three hours that we had in our week in Kentucky. We love horses and everything about them, and we learned a lot.

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July 19, 2021

I was on a Tour yesterday with Daniel Wade, it was verry interesting and he showed us the most beautiful Places in Lexington. The tour guide did an excellent job, he impresses with his expertise and was very entertaining. Everyone had fun. the tour is highly recommended for both amateurs and people from the horse industry!

July 19, 2022

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