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“Very enjoyable!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Horse Capital Tours

Horse Capital Tours
4079 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511
858-577-1902
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Ranked #28 of 50 Activities in Lexington
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Owner description: Kentucky is known for its thoroughbred horses, horse racing and bourbon distilleries. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes Kentucky Thoroughbred experience in the Horse Capital of the World! Tours include the breath-taking vistas and the rolling bluegrass hills of Kentucky’s horse country. The tours we offer take you up close and personal with the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry. Book your Kentucky horse farm tour today with Horse Capital Tours, where you can Experience Thoroughbred Country!
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“Very enjoyable!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2012

We took a horse farm tour with Horse Capital Tours. Myself, husband, daughter and a friend took the tour. the tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and she gave us some good tips for things to do and see while we were in Lexington. I would recommend this tour!

Visited April 2012
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“Horse Capitol Tours provide an excellent tour and a good value.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

My sister and I took a tour with Horse Capitol Tours in October of 2011. Our driver was extremely knowledgeable about Lexington and the surrounding area. We stopped at Keeneland and watched the horses working in the morning and were able to go through the upper levels of the grandstand and see where the "swells" are during the races. We went through the winner's circle and got to weigh in on the jockey scale and see the areas closed off to the general public during the races, as well as the Keeneland Sales Pavilion. From there we drove through some beautiful back roads to Darby Dan Farm where we drove through but did not get out and then to Walmac Farm where we were able to get out and see and feed carrots to their stallions in their paddocks, including Songandaprayer and Hat Trick. We saw their breeding shed and facilities and it was all very relaxed and informative. We drove by other farms on the way back to our cars and saw Gaineway, Spendthrift and others in the area and heard local "lore" which was interesting. For the money, I think this tour is a lot of fun whether you are a big racing fan or just want to see some horses closeup. I would recommend it

Visited October 2011
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HorseCapitalTours, Owner at Horse Capital Tours, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Sounds like you had a great time, Julie B. Thank you for reviewing and recommending our service, and the photos you posted are lovely!
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“Great Tour for Thoroughbred lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My Mom, sister and I took a tour with Horse Capital Tours during the World Equestrian Games which were held in Lexington in October 2010. The tour included a guided tour to Keeneland Racetrack including lots of time to take pictures and a visit to the gift shot. Keeneland is beautiful racetrack. We also visited Lane's End Farm and got to see their magnificent stallions including AP Indy, Curlin and Smart Strike. We also toured around the country side and saw other famous farms from the Van. The tour guides were informative and entertaining. I would take another tour when I go back to Lexington.

Visited May 2011
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MarcdavidCohn, Owner at Horse Capital Tours, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Thanks so much for your kind words, we are as happy as can be that you had a positive experience. Do come back for another tour, and bring along a couple of your friends or family!
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“If you love horses, you are going to love these horse farm tours!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

A small group of friends and I took the "Horse Lovers Tour" and it was a truly memorable day. We visited several famous thoroughbred farms and also visited Keeneland Race Course, where we saw the horses during their morning workouts. It was fascinating to get that close to these race-winning champions. We're going to do the Horse Capital Tours "Champion In Training" tour next. If you are a horse nut as much as I am, you are going to have a really great time!

Visited October 2011
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MarcdavidCohn, Owner at Horse Capital Tours, responded to this review, April 13, 2012
Yes, our Horse Lover's tour is quite popular Rolf. We hope you come back for the other tour and look forward to seeing you!
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