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The Thoroughbred Center

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3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511-9580
+1 859-293-1853
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The Thoroughbred Center is nestled among some of the most lavish horse farms in Lexington, KY. Our tour offers a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the daily care and training of Thoroughbred Race Horses. During the tour you will get to watch morning workouts, see horses up close at track side, in the paddocks and barns, and visit with professionals who will answer questions. Learn how Thoroughbreds are trained for racing and experience a typical day in the life of a racehorse. Come to The Thoroughbred Center to learn why and how Central Kentucky came to be the Horse Capital of the World! Tours run ONCE each day and last approximately 90 minutes. Self-guided tours are not permitted. Tour space is limited. April 1 – October 31 Monday – Saturday: 9 am Reservations are Recommended November 1 – March 31 Monday – Friday: 9 am Reservations and a 4-person minimum are Required
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511-9580
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the training tour with Anette today and she was amazing. Very knowledgeable about thoroughbred racing and history. Only downside was the tour bus AC was broken but rear of bus worked. No way Anettes fault or impact to tour.

Thank Wendy O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful visit to the Thoroughbred Center. What a treat! Annette was our guide, and she was outstanding. Our tour group included those more and less knowledgeable about thoroughbreds and horse racing, and she was more than patient with those who had no...More

Thank capburchett
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Annette was our tour guide and picked us up on time at the center. We drove around to the back of the center where we got out and watched jockeys train horses for about 20 minutes. Annette was extremely knowledgeable and answered every question our...More

Thank Skusame
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our organization held meeting there. nice room for 50 plus people to meet at round tables. Food was decent and I know we can't pay much. Coffee was served warm and got cold. Not replenished,

Thank Thebluegrassishome
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this tour because it felt like the polar opposite of a tourist trap. Everyone who worked there seemed to be consumed with their love for horses. We watched the horses doing this morning exercise on the track and got to talk with one...More

Thank Kathleen76
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Reviewed June 14, 2018

Very nice, the decor was pretty went for a Banquet, it was clean and the food was very good.The staff was very helpful and very professional.

Thank smorton92
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Excellent tour of the Thoroughbred Center! We watched the beautiful horses work out as well as visited with them in the stalls. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and everyone was very friendly! Excellent tour and I will definitely do it again!

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Thank Tom M
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

This was one of my favorite parts of our visit to Lexington. Getting to stand by the track and watch so many horses be exercised, from trotting to flat out galloping, was really great. And being allowed to pet the horses in the barn was...More

Thank Cindy L
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

Annette was a wonderful guide at the Thoroughbred Center. After arriving, we stood by the track and watch the trainers ride the horses. We then visited with a trainer who answered any and all questions about the horse racing industry. It was a great education...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

For a novice this was most informative. Annette was a cheerful , extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Seeing the riders train the thoroughbreds was exciting. Horses were exquisite The colorful trainer of Tell a Little Secret was hilarious and could have his own comedy show. It...More

Thank LCtribe
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