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The Thoroughbred Center

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“training center”(10 reviews)
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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...more
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3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511-9580
+1 859-293-1853
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All reviews training center our tour guide great tour starting gate young horses the barn race horses behind the scenes answer questions our guide was extremely knowledgeable morning exercise personal stories racing industry learning experience learn how tour starts amazing experience
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

this place was so nice the horses were beautiful I was there for a meeting but I could, not help to look at the horses

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jamck33
Reviewed October 30, 2018

We were on a four person tour with Marlene as our guide. She was knowledgeable about horses and the racing experience and we could tell she really loved horses. The outriders at the track rail spent a lot of time talking to us and we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Baileybasset
Reviewed October 28, 2018

If you are intersted in how horses learn to race, this is the place to visit. You get to see a training track and watch the horses being worked out. You can talk to some of the trainers and learn how they manage to turn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 810cyn
Reviewed September 17, 2018

It's a real working training center so you get to see what is going on that particular day. We were a very small group so Annette was able to customize the tour a bit to our interests.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KopasFam
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We were in a small group, so I don't know if that changes the experience, but we loved it. We got to be up close with the horses, pet and feed them. Learning about the process of training and how they are housed is also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kellb76
Reviewed September 4, 2018

I went here on Labor Day, so the center was actually closed but they were still giving the tour. The tour started about 10 minutes late because some people showed up without reservations and wanted to go on the tour. (Suggestion: Make everyone pre-pay &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Author_Elaine
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We are so happy we decided to stop at this Center. We arrived late (the tour starts at 9 sharp and there’s only one per day). The tour guide was about to leave because there was o]no one else to tour. She agreed to take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iceman1947
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I really enjoyed our morning at The Thoroughbred Center... our guide, Annette, was very knowledgeable and super friendly!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank J3nCary
Reviewed July 4, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wendy O
Reviewed July 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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January 3, 2019|
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Response from Author_Elaine | Reviewed this property |
Yes, be sure to order your tickets ahead of time online.
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Family Trip to KY - need advice on caves and horses (4 Replies)
We would like to take a 3-night trip through Kentucky from Nashville and want to hit the highlights. There are 2 adults, a senior and two kids, ages 2.5 and 5. Here are some of my thoughts but would appreciate feedback: 1. Mammoth Cave - we would just take the 5-year old so are thinking either Frozen Niagara or New Entrance but would appreciate opinions. Is Kentucky Down Under too touristy or worth a visit? 2. Louisville - I've heard the zoo is good....? How is the Louisville Slugger...More
October 06, 2012|
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I can only really comment on your Mammoth Cave questions. I've done the New Entrance Tour, which was great. The Frozen Niagara tour includes the formations of the cave, which are also part of the New Entrance Tour. The New Entrance Tour is longer because it includes walks through some large passages so you can get a feel for the immense size of the cave. If your child has never been to a cave, I think I'd go for the Frozen Niagara Tour since it's shorter. If your little one has toured caves...More