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“horseracing 101”

The Thoroughbred Center
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US$15.00*
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Behind the Scenes Thoroughbred Tour
Ranked #8 of 122 things to do in Lexington
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Thoroughbred Center is nestled among some of the most lavish horse farms in Lexington, KY. Our tour offers a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the daily care and training of Thoroughbred Race Horses. During the tour you will get to watch morning workouts, see horses up close at track side, in the paddocks and barns, and visit with professionals who will answer questions. Learn how Thoroughbreds are trained for racing and experience a typical day in the life of a racehorse. Come to The Thoroughbred Center to learn why and how Central Kentucky came to be the Horse Capital of the World! Tours run ONCE each day and last approximately 90 minutes. Self-guided tours are not permitted. Tour space is limited. April 1 – October 31 Monday – Saturday: 9 am Reservations are Recommended November 1 – March 31 Monday – Friday: 9 am Reservations and a 4-person minimum are Required
Reviewed 8 September 2013

a wonderful look at a training track for race horses..how they are schooled to break from a starting gate...watching them work out on the track...a tour to the barns...a talk with a trainer...we even got to watch horses exercise in a pool...very interesting...anyone who wants to learn more about horse racing and how horses prepare to race should take this tour....

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Reviewed 28 April 2013

As experienced horse fans who have visited dozens of race tracks and horse farms, the Thoroughbred Center was not what we were looking for. At $15, it doesn't measure up to free morning programs at Saratoga, Monmouth Park or, especially, Keeneland.

1  Thank RoyalB
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

We were surprised to learn that at any one time there could be up to 1,000 horses training here! They put you on a van, and show you this massive operation. You sometimes get to speak directly with one of the trainers. If you have any interest in racing at all, this is a must see in Lexington.

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Reviewed 15 November 2012

I've used the Thoroughbred Center for large, facilitated public meetings. We had a very good experience there.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

If you want to see how thoroughbreds are stabled and trained, this will make for an interesting side trip. Getting there will take you through the fabled rolling hills of Kentucky with the fences that go on for miles. A highlight was a visit with trainer Mike Cameron. He's happy to chat and answer questions for as long as you have them. An excellent way to spend a morning.

1  Thank Larry60304
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