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!
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Along the Trail … the Bourbon Trail, that is.

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TNWA Photography

On our finale to our cross country drive and cycling vacation, we had one last stop to make in Kentucky.  See, our son-in-law Mitchell was on a job assignment up there, and we just had to stop in and check it out.  You know, it’s a tough job, but he was up in Kentucky and working on an expansion for Jim Beam … yep, that one … of the Kentucky Bourbon fame!
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As soon as we entered the Jim Beam property, we saw the iconic Jim Beam building and these greenish buildings, which are called rickhouses.  They store the barrels of bourbon-to-be during their aging process.  I’m telling you, I was quite impressed with the number of these buildings … man, there’s a lot of bourbon going on!  In fact, bourbon is going through quite an explosion in its popularity.  In 1964, bourbon was declared as “America’s Native Spirit” through…

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10 Best Kentucky Hikes For Fall Color

Beautiful photos and great information for hikers, photographers, nature lovers and anyone who enjoys the outdoors and fall in KentuckyMain Trail at Dupree Nature Preserve © Craig Dooley

Kentucky Nature Lover

Crisp days and cool nights announce the arrival of autumn in Kentucky. The best way to celebrate is to get outside. While the Commonwealth boasts hundreds of beautiful trails, these are particularly breathtaking at this time of year. So put on your walking shoes, grab your camera and enjoy nature’s colors! (And if you get the chance, share photos of you enjoying fall with us on our Facebook page!)

  1. Overlook and River Trails
    Dupree Nature Preserve
    Difficulty: Easy
    Length: 1 – 1.5 miles

    The Dupree Nature Preserve features savannah, woodlands, views of the Kentucky River and the Palisades, and interpretive materials along the trails. Begin on the main trail from the parking area along a wide gravel path, through savannah grasses evoking the historic landscape of central Kentucky. Upon entering the woods, you can choose to take the shore-level River Trail or the Overlook Trail, which provides panoramic views…

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