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Half-Day Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky provided by Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours

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Half-Day Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Pack in the main highlights of the Kentucky thoroughbred horse scene into just a few hours without renting or driving a car. This Kentucky horse farm tour takes you to several beautiful thoroughbred farms in Lexington. On your tour, a professional guide details the Kentucky thoroughbred horse lifestyle and culture.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1801 Newtown Pike
    1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
    Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington 40511. Pick up at main entrance to the Embassy.
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  • 1
    Magdalena Farm,division of McPeek Racing
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Keeneland Association Inc
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Lexington
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    1801 Newtown Pike
    1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
    Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington 40511. Pick up at main entrance to the Embassy.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Learn about Kentucky thoroughbreds on a tour of a horse farm 
  • See the world-famous Keeneland racecourse 
  • Behind-the-scenes info about the Kentucky horse scene from your guide
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon tour time to best suit your schedule
What to Expect
Discover the heart and soul of Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass horse country on this guided, 3-hour, small-group tour. Explore the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the world's most expensive horse auctions. Learn about the history of Calumet Farm, home to a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the Sport of Kings during the 1940s, 50s and beyond. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the thoroughbred horse farm lifestyle. Also, see where scenes from the movies ‘Secretariat,’ ‘Seabiscuit’ and ‘Dreamer’ were filmed.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation in 12 or 15 passenger van
  • Entry/Admission - Magdalena Farm,division of McPeek Racing
  • Entry/Admission - Keeneland Association Inc
Exclusions
  • Gratuities for Guide (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No food allowed on tour
  • Bottled water or covered drinks allowed
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • November 6th - March 18th: Minimum numbers of 4 guests are required to run tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Under Kentucky law, a farm animal activity sponsor, farm animal professional, or other person does not have the duty to eliminate all risks of injury of participation in farm animal activities. There are inherent risks of injury that you voluntarily accept if you participate in farm animal activities."
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mhashimo wrote a review 13 Jan
Bargersville, Indiana19 contributions2 helpful votes
It was a cold day. Small group, just two couples and very high expectations. We were lucky to have Vicky as our guide and learn a lot about the throughbred history in Kentucky from her experience. I know the Covid made things more difficult to access the farms, but the reviews
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Response from Linda M, Owner at Half-Day Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky
Responded 1 week ago
We do our best to provide a good tour under trying circumstances. The vast majority of our reviews are 5 stars even during this difficult Covid time. We can't control when venues such as Keeneland ( we had very short notice) close due to Covid. We are sorry your expectations weren't met. We are glad you learned a lot about the thoroughbred industry from Vicky.
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TJT wrote a review Dec 2020
Alabama95 contributions4 helpful votes
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So glad I found this tour & booked. We are family of 4 & we all loved it! Daniel was our tour guide. He’s full of knowledge about anything horse farm & Lexington related. We saw so much on this tour & learned a lot. We’d never been able to see or learn this on our own. I highly
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Response from Linda M, Owner at Half-Day Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour in Kentucky
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the review and we are certainly glad you enjoyed the tour. Happy New Year!
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Logan M wrote a review Nov 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana1 contribution
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made the tour a really fun time. She was top notch. If you go, get Vicki (if i recall her name correctly) as a guide
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Anton A wrote a review Nov 2020
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Our tour guide was very informative and nice. She was so knowledgeable that I learned so many things in just three hours. I used to work in the thoroughbred business when I was younger and had some experience, but learned so much more. We actually were able to pet some horses.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jamie H wrote a review Oct 2020
Westerville, Ohio3 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour guide, Daniel, was excellent! He was very knowledgeable and entertaining! The various stops we made were just the right number for a three hour tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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By: Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours
bbearsy
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Wonderful tour.
The tour was wonderful. The scenery was beautiful, the farms were amazing. The stop at Keeneland was a real treat.
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nabutler16
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Thoroughbred Horse Tour
Well organized and super fun even on a rainy day. Got to see some really interesting places of the racing industry
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GrandTour182948
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Thoroughbred Horse Farm Tour
Vicky was our tour guide. She was a fount of information which made the tour very enjoyable. It was a great tour an
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Savannah D
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Tea PUG 2018
Vickie was an amazing and fun guide. The tour was educational and interesting. Vickie also has a great sense of hum
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QueenLorilei
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Horse Farm Tour
Our tour guide was Vicki and she was amazing. She knew lots of interesting information and she was very funny.
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Roam263249
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Wonderful Tour and Guide
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with this company! Matt, our tour guide, was engaging, informative and super accommo
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Christine R
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Great afternoon
Vicky gives great insight to horses and racing. I had a great time, nice way to spend the afternoon.
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Bethany D
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Thoroughbred Heritage Tours
The tour was amazing!! Mrs. Vickie was our tour guide and she was excellent; she explained things very well. I enjo
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Debra W
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Horse Farm Tour
This was an awesome tour. Vicki was so informative and witty. Loved everything about the tour! Thanks, Vicki!
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Cheryl D
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Great experience
Great experience ! Passing through Lexington on our way to Nashville . Tour was fun , our tour guide was great . W
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Dale H
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Fantastic Tour
We took the tour with Daniel and had a wonderful time. He was funny and very knowledgeable. He really took an int
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jenniferwI8613WP
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Fantastic Tour!
Daniel was wonderful; the tour was entertaining and educational as well! Fun for our family; even our 13 year old h
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MuzWaz
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The best!!
Could not recommend this tour highly enough. Very informative and interesting. Highly recommend asking for Daniel a
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David M
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Very Thorough!
Timing was good and not only placed but won! Daniel is a wealth of information and his delivery is on point! Appeal
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Chuck H
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Outstanding-couldn't be better
We took the morning tour on Tuesday, July 25. We had the pleasure of meeting both Nicholas and Daniel as guides. Ea
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  • Duration: 3h
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