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Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours

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Address: Lexington, KY 40503
Phone Number: +1 800-808-9533
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Experience why Kentucky is world famous! Our fun and informative horse farm...

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.

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It was spectacular!!!!!!

I had a great time on the tour!! Our tour guide was amazing and very kind! I knew they were good but I never expected this! We went to 3 different places and it was like no other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time on the tour!! Our tour guide was amazing and very kind! I knew they were good but I never expected this! We went to 3 different places and it was like no other experience. We got to pet horses and view a race track! I highly recommend doing this!! Thank you!!

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Los Altos, CA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In view of the number of highly rated reviews, this must be a good tour if you can stomach being stuffed into an overcrowded van for 3+ hours. We were evidently the last pick-up for the tour. The driver indicated that we should somehow squeeze past the people in the third row of the van to the two tiny places... More 

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ljmiano, Owner at Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, responded to this review

Normally I would say thanks for the review but in this case I was appalled by the review. First, the couple were late for the tour (but we waited for them) so yes they were the last ones on the tour. The van was full but that is typical during the busy season. There were 2 seats in the back... More 

Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, Mo, and I took a morning tour had a great time! Matt, our guide, was very friendly and well informed. Aside from all of the things that he told us on the tour he also took the time to teach us a little about betting and recommend some area restaurants. We had excellent barbacoa at Maria's Kitchen and... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour was awesome. Our guide John was wonderful. Not only was he full of fascinating information, the info was presented in an entertaining & witty manner. The places we were able to visit (Keenland, the horse sale @ Fasig-Tipton, Hill & Dale Farm, & Mc Peek Racing) gave us an inside look & the opportunity to get up close... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took our special needs niece Kim on this tour yesterday. Our guide Matt was great and very good to Kim. The tour left promptly at 0830 from the Embassy Suites and we got back about noon. Time never went so fast. We had a great tour of Keeneland followed by the farm tour where we had... More 

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Ridgefield, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had a wonderful tour with our guide, Daniel. He was so informative, personable and as a great surprise, an amazing singing voice!! Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the tour. Beautiful horse farms, race track and up close and personal with the horses. Highly recommend to all

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ljmiano, Owner at Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you had a good time! Please come back and see us again. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

A half dozen Lexington friends were expecting the arrival of D.C. friends who are world travelers and who also visit two or three different cities in the U.S. every year. These are not beach tourists! They are a discerning and very intellectual couple with a lot of perspective on tours and how cities are presented. With that in mind, we... More 

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ljmiano, Owner at Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you had a good time! Please come back and see us again. The guide does make a difference and thanks for choosing Joe. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

Second time visiting Lexington and this time we brought another couple with. After the first visit once I got home I was asked if we had gone on a farm tour. We had not, so this time I booked a tour for the four of us. Booking was a piece of cake, we were to meet at the Embassy Suites... More 

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ljmiano, Owner at Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you had a good time! Please come back and see us again. More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our private tour of Lexington and horse country under the excellent guidance of tour director Joe Umansky. He provided the perfect tour for our short visit to Lexington and environs because the tour combined both the old and new history of Lexington city as well as the surrounding horse countryside. Joe gave us many new insights into... More 

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ljmiano, Owner at Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you had a good time! Please come back and see us again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

I was a guest on a private tour arranged by Pat Hill on Thursday, Oct 20, for some friends we met on a tour to eastern Europe. I didn't know what to expect since being a native Central Kentuckian, I thought I knew about Lexington's history and having been to horse farms, I didn't think I had much to learn... More 

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Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you had a good time! Please come back and see us again. More 

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