3 and 1/2 to 4 hour itinerary
1. YOUR PRIVATE Tour will start at approximately 8 AM (or whatever time you prefer) at your hotel in the Lexington area. 2. We will proceed to the beautiful Keeneland Race Course and see the horses
work out on the track, tour the grandstand, winner's circle, paddock and barn areas. You may visit the gift shop and famous track kitchen if you wish.
3. After touring Keeneland for an hour or two, we will travel some of the back roads and make a quick stop at a breeding farm to visit a Hall of Fame horse's grave site en route to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm.
4. We will arrive at Old Friends Farm about 30 minutes after we leave Keeneland and you will tour the farm for about 90 minutes, petting and feeding carrots to the retired race horses while you learn about their personalities and their accomplishments on the race track. You will have the opportunity to take many great photos of these magnificent animals and we will be happy to take photos of your group should you so desire. A stop in the gift shop will wrap up your visit to one of the most desired tourist stops in the bluegrass area.
5. We will return to your hotel about four hours after the start of your tour with wonderful memories and photos to return home with.
PLEASE NOTE that start time can be later in the morning or early afternoon based on YOUR preference.
Typical Full Day Tour
$180 to $240 for 6 to 8 hour tour
You may want to consider adding a distillery or one of our renowned thoroughbred breeding farms to the half day tour.
The breeding farms do require an additional $20 fee per visitor and we will need advance notice to book this for you. You may also want to consider a trip to Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill in lieu of a breeding farm or distillery. If you want the ultimate two day experience, you can take in all the above mentioned as well as a tour of historic Hamburg Place Horse Cemetery and Thoroughbred Park in downtown Lexington.
A day at the races!!!
during racing seasons in April or October
It would be our pleasure to take you for an exciting day at beautiful Keeneland Race Course, a truly outstanding venue to watch our great race horses in action. Tour the barn area, perhaps eat at the track kitchen and then settle in for a day of excitement as you root your selected horse(s) down the home stretch! Ken has had years of experience as a race handicapper and can teach you this art or just help you pick the horse you want to wager on....or just enjoy watching these magnificent creatures do what they love to do......run. It is completely up to you how much you want to learn or simply sit back and enjoy the excitement for the day!