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Which area in Kentucky is known for its race horse farms?

Which area in Kentucky is known for its race horse farms?

Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, is known as the “horse capital of the world.” The region is home to about 450 horse farms as well as Keeneland, the world’s largest thoroughbred auction house.

Can you visit Calumet Farms?

Calumet Farm is not open to the public for tours at this time.

Why are there so many horse farms in Kentucky?

The first Kentucky Derby was held in 1875 at Churchill Downs. Locals have a different explanation for why Kentucky is horse country. They claim that because Kentucky’s hills are filled with limestone, the bluegrass that grows there is rich in calcium. This supposedly builds unusually strong bones in horses.

Where to see the horse farms in Kentucky?

You can visit them all at Kentucky’s famed horse farms. Centered around Lexington but found all around the state, these farms are responsible for breeding, raising and training the magnificent horses that dominate the racetrack. Many farms offer set hours for visitors, and several companies lead guided tours.

What is the horse racing industry in Kentucky?

A Kentucky horse farm. The equine industry in Kentucky is a major part of the state’s agribusiness, including sectors involved in horse breeding and rearing, racing, buying and selling, and tourism.

What kind of horses do they have in Kentucky?

Although Kentucky is most commonly associated with Thoroughbreds, it is also the home to horse farms for many other breeds. Notable Standardbred farms in Kentucky include Walnut Hall Farm, established around 1900, and Brittany Farms, which dates back to the early 1800s.

Where is horse country in Louisville, Ky?

Clarification, April 30, 2010: This article originally referred to Louisville as being in central Kentucky. Specifically, it’s in north central Kentucky, while horse country in general spans the larger central region of the state. ( Return to the sentence.) Become a fan of Slate and the Explainer on Facebook.