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The Thoroughbred Center

3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511
859-293-1853
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Ranked #15 of 52 attractions in Lexington
Type: Educational Sites, Tours
Owner description: Experience the spirit and nobility of Thoroughbreds at The Thoroughbred Center, where the champions of tomorrow are in training today. Observe... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is a gorgeous setting to watch the horses train in the morning. Take the tour for a more in depth experience. Very informative. I could spend the whole day there!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Don't miss the tour! We are horse lovers and lovers of horse racing and found the tour fascinating and informative. Our tour included a horsewoman who was personable and knowledgeable about the center. We had the opportunity to talk with one trainer who happened upon us at one barn, and to talk at length with Mike Cameron, a trainer, who... More

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 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... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 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.

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 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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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

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

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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... More

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Southern Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We decided on this horse farm since they offered a morning tour. This gave us the chance to see the end of the workouts at trackside and talk to the exercise riders. The guide was informative. We were also taken into one of the barns where the owner gave us a personal tour and answered many questions. A wonderful experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

This was an informative and exciting attraction. My guide was wonderful, had plenty of information to share, and went out of her way to have a trainer talk to our group. The trainer also brought out one of his horses and let us all take pictures and pet him. A must for any horse lover.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The guide was knowledgable, friendly, and the tour was great. My only complaint was that we couldn't just stay all day. :). Just being that close to such beautiful and powerful animals was really moving. It's hard to describe how it feels for them charge by during their workout. You just have to go and see for yourself! Also, from... More

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