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IMG_8444A must-stop attraction along the horse country tour would have to be Old Friends Farm, near Georgetown, KY. A farm for retired race horses, tours are conducted several times a day. You can get up close and personal (we’re talkin’ horse drool all over the hands, if you want) with some beautiful former racing thorobreds. If you follow thorobred racing at all, you will recognize the names of some of these horses.

IMG_8455There are a lot of great photo ops here. I lagged many times taking pictures, while my husband and son listened to the tour guide tell about each race horse, but no one minded.

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For more information on the farm, directions, etc., visit www.oldfriendsequine.org

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IMG_2479 The first stop on the horse country tour is Keeneland Race Track in Lexington, KY. The site of the Breeders Cup in October, the race course is busy polishing up for the throng of people who will be visiting. IMG_2480 Lawn jockeys wearing the colors of the horses whose signs they hold greet visitors. IMG_2478 A large four faced clock is one of the popular features. IMG_2481 IMG_2491 IMG_2489 On the day we visited, there were no live races being held and I had plenty of room to wander and take pictures. Trust me, during live racing, you won’t get any shots that don’t contain people, but you will see a lot of great racing and beautiful thoroughbreds. For more information about Keeneland Race Course, visit Keeneland.com. IMG_2488

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This derby day, I want to show my favorite race track, Keeneland, in Lexington, Kentucky. For two weeks in the spring and two weeks in the fall, this course holds live racing. There are a lot of great photo ops at Keeneland, but you will have to fight a large crowd. If you want to take pictures, I recommend going on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. The scenery to Keeneland is beautiful too.

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