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The Thoroughbred Center

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Address: 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
Phone Number: 859-293-1853
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Description: Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred...
Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred Center, where the champions of tomorrow are in training today. Observe trainers up close as they teach their horses the skills they will need to become winners. You may even get to watch a future Derby winner step into a starting gate and break from it for the very first time. After workouts, be amazed at the care, equipment, and methods used to keep these magnificent horses in championship racing condition. Make plans to visit this unique facility during your stay in the Bluegrass, and become a part of Kentucky's world-famous Thoroughbred industry.
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Great for a Large Event.

We rented the space for a sorority alumnae event. And it was perfect for what we needed, it was large enough for everything we had planned that day. It made for a long day having... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Throoghbred center looked inviting until you walk inside. There is a desk and a few brochures out, but nothing to see. We were told that there was a fire recently and they have made some changes. I think you can make arrangements for a tour to see the horses working on the track, but that was not advertised well.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We rented the space for a sorority alumnae event. And it was perfect for what we needed, it was large enough for everything we had planned that day. It made for a long day having to get there by 8 am to set up everything, but that's all part of it. Again, it was a great venue for our event.

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Wheeling, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice Wedding Reception Area for a small wedding, but they ran out of salad before three tables were asked to go up to the buffet style dinner.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

A comfortable informative tour of thoroughbreds with an opportunity to get up close and personal. We take all our out of town visitors here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We arrived early hoping to meet a trainer. However, he took off when he saw our tour van approach. Rude! Watched the horses train on the track, and visited the pool. Luckily our guide was very information; otherwise, it would have been a bust.

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Charming guide with lots of information. Lots of wonderful exercising horses. You have to come early.

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Dallas, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It was fun visiting the Thorobreds to watch them train. Nice facility and tour. The tour guide was knowledgable and friendly. The trainer was a little arrogant but seemed knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great tour with time to ask questions of a trainer, watch workouts in session on the track and learn about the racing industry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

great tour of back of house at the center. Lots of time at the track fence watching horses warm up; horses swim in pool, etc. Took tour at 9:00 and still lots of horses around. Any later would probably not be as good

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited today on the morning tour. The hard boots got it right! They are welcoming and friendly folks. They have opened their doors to let the world into their community! We enjoyed our tour! We viewed the morning workout, Mr. Cameron taught us about the reasons why the race horse industry has settled in Kentucky. The horse swimming pool... More 

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