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“Good Meeting Space”

The Thoroughbred Center
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$15.00*
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Behind the Scene Thoroughbred Tour
Ranked #11 of 117 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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“Good Meeting Space”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Inside Look”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 have them. An excellent way to spend a morning.

Visited April 2012
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Southern Ontario, Canada
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“Wonderful morning tour”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2012
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
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“So incredible”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2012
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2 reviews
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“These horses were so amazing to watch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 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 Lexington, on Paris pike, the tour entrance is the second entrance, just to save you a few minutes.

Visited July 2012
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