DOG DAZE AT THE KENTUCKY HORSE PARK, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Many people probably don’ t know Kentucky Horse Park is a dog friendly park.

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Bring your dog to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dogs and horses. Awesome.  Add a cat show to the mix and I’ve gone to heaven.

Ok, no cats at the Kentucky Horse Park but plenty of horses – 90 live on the property. Some are former famous racehorses, others pull the trolley carts that take visitors around the park twice a day and others represent various breeds and participate in the daily 2pm Breed Show educating visitors about the history and highlights of different horse types.

Victor was less interested in the Breed Show, which is the first thing we watch. He was more interested in the new smells – strong smells – and dodging the attention of a young admirer who toddled around my 11-year-old schnoodle with shaky balance and unshakable interest.

Victor loves kids, so normally I’m not concerned. But when the fondling didn’t wane…

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KENTUCKY PHOTOS – KEENELAND RACE TRACK, LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Keeneland Race Track, Lexington, Kentucky Opening DayPhoto of Keeneland Racetrack, Lexington, Kentucky on opening day at the track. The 2016 meet starts April 8.  One of Kentucky’s most beautiful attractions for tourists and locals.

Keeneland was founded in 1935 and is the global leader in Thoroughbred horse auctions and conducts world-class Thoroughbred horse racing every April and October.
The 1st million-dollar yearling in Thoroughbred history, Canadian Bound, was sold in 1976 at Keeneland.
In 2009, the Horseplayers Association of North America introduced a rating system for 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Of the top ten, Keeneland was ranked #1.
Lexington is considered “The Horse Capital of the World” with more than 450 beautiful horse farms with either white or black board fences and if you ever fly into Lexington Airport this area is a sight to behold from the air!

Kentucky Horse Park Run Club… Lexington, Kentucky

If you love to get out and explore new places through running or walking, be sure and check out the Kentucky Horse Park Run Club! Every Monday night through September from 5-8pm, this is the perfect way to start your week. The KHP Run Club is family-friendly and FREE! Run or walk the 2-mile or 3.5-mile loops through the park’s beautiful countryside, meet friendly horses, and refresh afterwards with a local food truck. 

Kentucky is very blessed to have the Kentucky Horse Park and this is a very unique way to see this amazing facility. Everyone grab a friend and come out and enjoy some fun on a Monday night!

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You can learn more here from Johns Run/Walk Shop and the Kentucky Horse Park.