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Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour

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This 3-hour Horse Farm Tour may include a drive by world famous Calumet Farm with some history of what made this farm so famous back in the 1940”s and 1950”s and up until the present day.

You will visit the famous Keeneland Race Course and take a walking tour of the lovely ivy covered old buildings.  The morning tours get to see morning workouts. Keeneland was the home of the Breeder Cup Champion Races in 2015.   After a visit to the track you will visit a couple of farms where you can get up and personal with the horses.  In the Spring you will get to see broodmares and their new foals and see these new foals try to stand on those new long legs! Along the way you will see some locations where several movies have been filmed. 
Highlights
  • Guided tour gives you insight into the routines of a working Kentucky farm 
  • Your guide points out movie filming locations along the way
  • Choose from two tour times to fit your busy schedule
  • Relax on the drive, as this tour includes round-trip transportation
What to Expect
This Kentucky horse-farm tour starts with a pickup at the Embassy Suites hotel in Lexington. Sit back and enjoy the ride as your guide gets you excited about exploring the world of Kentucky horses. Head first to the famous horse-racing track Keeneland and two horse farms in the area. Tour the barn at one of the farms, and catch sight of many Thoroughbred horses. You'll also drive by Calumet Farm to see the well-known farm and racetrack. During your tour, your guide will get you acquainted with the horse culture of the area. Learn about the history and present of horse-racing as a pastime. Your guided tour ends with a convenient drop-off back at the starting point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Keeneland
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please provide Viator Voucher as proof of purchase upon arrival.
  • Minimum of 2-Guests per booking
  • Provide cell phone # at checkout.
  • The morning tours get to see morning workouts!
  • All tours have a minimum of 4 guests. Tours that do not reach the four guest minimum will be cancelled and your card will be refunded
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Bring bottled water (no food or soft drinks allowed on vans)
  • Bring your camera!
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • You must be on time for your pick up. Vans will not wait on late arrivals.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were lucky to have Ernie Flynn as our tour guide. He was a jockey and trainer at Keenland and other tracks. His insights and stories were fantastic. My husband and I agree this made our trip to Lexington a hit. Ask for Ernie as a former jockey he takes you to the stalls
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Response from MargaretWoods, Owner at Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour
Responded 29 Dec 2019
I am so glad you enjoyed the horse farm tour with Ernie. He is a very good tour guide being a former jockey and trainer you get the inside story. Ernie loves the horse industry and and showing it to the tourist. Tell your friends and family about the tour send them to see us.
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Completely enjoyed our time. It was a very laid-back experience. Everywhere we went -- including the stables where we pet the horses racing that day -- everyone seemed to know and adore Ruth. She provided "local" perspectives about the changing industry, tidbits of info about
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Response from MargaretWoods, Owner at Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour
Responded 28 Nov 2019
Thank you for your great review. Ruth is a great tour guide, she knows the horse industry inside out and enjoys showing the tourist our beautiful horse farms and horses. Tell your friends and family about the tour and tell them to come see us,
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This tour was fantastic and and I so appreciate Shelley, our driver and tour director. She went above and beyond to make a great trip for us. She was informative and unique with her knowledge of Lexington, most definitely our favorite day of the trip!
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Response from MargaretWoods, Owner at Half-Day Lexington Kentucky Horse Farm Tour
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Glad you enjoyed your tour with Shelley. She is a very good tour guide and likes to share the beautiful horses and horse farms with our tourist. She tries very hard to make the tour enjoyable to everyone and sees to them having a good time while in Lexington. Tell your friends and family about the tour and have them come to see us.!
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The best part about this tour was the guide, Ernie Flynn. He was a wealth of knowledge. He did his job well. I gave the low review because I felt like the website over promised and under delivered. You can drive by all the farms, tour Keeneland and visit Seattle Slews gravesite
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My sisters and I (ages 75, 66 and 60) took a long anticipated trip to KY. One of our first experiences was the KY Horse Farm Tour. We had Ernie as our guide and we loved him. He is knowledgeable and charming with a dry sense of humor. Our favorite stop was a tour of the Ken
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Betty
41
Outstanding back story insights
We were lucky to have Ernie Flynn as our tour guide. He was a jockey and trainer at Keenland and other tracks.
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Mike K
Canton, Georgia
5815
A must do
Toured a number of horse farms including Keeneland race track with former jockey/trainer now guide ernie Flynn.
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BagTraveler
Des Moines, Iowa
22
Lifelong Horse Folk vs. Canned Tour
Completely enjoyed our time. It was a very laid-back experience. Everywhere we went -- including the stables
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Seaside710988
10
What a Way to See Lexington!
This tour was fantastic and and I so appreciate Shelley, our driver and tour director. She went above and beyond
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Hope Flint
Portland, Oregon
81
4-H teip
This was a very educational experience for the age variety in our group. We visited Keensland Race track, drove
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Elvis
Box Elder, South Dakota
20
Over promised under delivered
The best part about this tour was the guide, Ernie Flynn. He was a wealth of knowledge. He did his job well. I
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GreyMare53
53
Our Best Experience During Our Week in KY
My sisters and I (ages 75, 66 and 60) took a long anticipated trip to KY. One of our first experiences was the KY
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LoveTravel823842
10
very interesting
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Ernie Flynn. He is extremely knowledgeable of the horse industry around
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Judy B
10
Great tour
Knowledgeable tour director, interesting facts, direct access to beautiful horses and facilities. Kudos to Ernie
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, United Kingdom
1319589
OK
This tour didn't quite meet our expectations. Firstly our tour guide Ernie was clearly knowledgeable and it was
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