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Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours

1900 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40503
+1 800-808-9533
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Ranked #1 of 36 activities in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Experience why Kentucky is world famous! Our fun and informative horse farm tours (approximately 3 hours in length) take you through the heart and... more » Owner description: Experience why Kentucky is world famous! Our fun and informative horse farm tours (approximately 3 hours in length) take you through the heart and soul of Kentucky's beautiful blue grass horse country. Drive by, see and hear the history of Calumet horse farm, home of a breeding and racing dynasty that dominated the sport of kings during the 1940s, 1950s and beyond. Step out and enjoy a walking tour of the ivy-covered grounds of historic Keeneland Race Course, home to the planet's most expensive horse auctions. Take a peek at the thoroughbred horse lifestyle as we take you behind the scenes to explore a premier thoroughbred horse farm and visit up close and personal with their famous horses. We'll even see where scenes from the major motion pictures Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Dreamer were filmed. « less
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Leawood, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

went on this tour consisting of 4 grandchildren and 2 grandparents. could not have had a better experience. we were in kentucky for one week and this was the highlite. john our tour director was superb and covered all the bases.well informed,passionate about the subject attentive and agreat story teller. five stars.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Our family just visited Kentucky for the first time (my daughter was competing at the Kentucky Horse Park) so we wanted to tour a few horse farms, not knowing the area at all. Not only was our guide on-time, picked us up at our hotel, and was very pleasant - but he even brought umbrellas for everyone (in case it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed every minute of Matt's commentary and his commitment to our education about the horses, farms, and horse racing. He was well versed in the entire scope of needed information and made our discussions with him as we travelled interesting, humorous, and fun. We felt that he was an excellent choice for our tour guide. Thanks for providing more... More

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Jackson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Do not miss this tour! We did so many things while in Lexington but this was by far the best ! Great tour guide. If you appreciate beautiful horses and farms GO ON THIS TOUR!!!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Your money's worth and more on this tour. Not only was our guide knowledgeable, he took his time showing us around some great stables, Keeneland racetrack and more... The afternoon was very enjoyable, all in the comfort of an air-conditioned van with a small group making it very personal as well. If you like horses and what to get a... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This tour covers everything you'd ever want to learn about horses. Our guide, Dan, was amazing. He was very knowledgable and so enthusiastic - very authentic and endearing. He was flexible too, as someone in our group who had done this tour before asked specifically to visit Magdalena Farms instead of the farm they had planned. He said it was... More

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Corbin, Kentucky
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I cannot say enough good things about this tour! They allowed me to change my pickup location the day of the tour without any hassle. Kim was out tour guide and she was really knowledgable and was able to answer all of our questions. I felt like she made the tour really personal, even though there were other people on... More

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Buderim, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We did this today and it was fantastic. The van was small and comfortable and we had 20 on our tour which would have been the maximum number. The guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw things we would not have seen if we hadn't done this tour. The highlight for me was getting out at a horse stud... More

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Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the perfect way for a visitor to get up to speed on the unique thoroughbred culture. The guide doesn't have a script, but is a professional horse trainer with a ton of horse and racing experience. I was able to ask a ton of questions, and came away feeling like an expert about the Lexington farms, thoroughbred horses,... More

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Carlisle PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My two daughters, 9 and 11 and my husband and I took this tour while in Lexington to see the horse park and Old Friends Retirement Farm. All three were wonderful but my husband & I agreed that this was the highlight of the tour. Nick, our guide, a manager of his family's racing stable, knew all things horse related... More

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