The Thoroughbred Center129 Votes
- Address: 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA, United States
- Phone: +1-8592931853
- Ticket Price: 15 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids
Don’t just watch horses racing with each other in the tracks of Lexington, learn how they are looked after and trained to win the races. The Thoroughbred Center affiliated with the Keeneland racecourse, trains and looks after equestrians running in the races. Tours of the farm are offered to visitors interested in learning about the horses. In the 90-minute tour, visitors can watch the morning workout session of the horses, explore the barns and padlocks, interact with jockeys and learn the various ways of training horses. Various events are also held at the Thoroughbred Center.
The Thoroughbred Center Travel Tips
- Tours are available on prior reservation.
- Tour bookings can be done online.
- The tour begins every morning at 9. This is the only tour available at the farm.
Entrance Ticket Details For The Thoroughbred Center
- Children ticket – 8 USD
- Children below the age of 2 do not need a ticket.
How to Reach The Thoroughbred Center
- You can hire a taxi to get here.
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The Thoroughbred Center Reviews & Ratings
We had an amazing wedding at the Thoroughbred Center! We went in to decorate only to find that they had done the vast majority of it and had done so beautifully. All of the staff, from the bartenders to the security were fantastic. However, Emily was truly amazing. She was so helpful from start to finish and handled every little detail to make sure that everything was perfect. Extremely happy with our decision to have our wedding at this venue.
This was the best part of our trip to Lexington. Our tour guide- can not remember her name- was awesome and we hope she fulfills her dream of being in the winners circle at a horse race. We got to meet with Breva- one of the owners of some of the thoroughbreds- very nice and had a nice conversation. She even took a picture of us with one of her throughbreds😀. We even have a suggestion of a name for a 2 yr old horse that doesn’t have a name yet- White Lightening. Loved seeing the horses training on the track. Highly recommend this tour. Your friends from Wisconsin.
We had our wedding there. I was not impressed by the staff throughout the whole process of planning the event as well as after. We were supposed to have our ceremony outside and our reception inside. Because of bad weather, we were unable to have the ceremony outside. We did not get the money back ($1,000) for the cost of the outdoor ceremony even though the staff said we would. We were also supposed to get our damaged deposit ($250) refunded the week after the wedding. Two weeks later....still waiting on that check. Yes they offer an affordable price for a wedding venue, but you get what you pay for. The staff were not very helpful when decorating and getting the venue ready for the ceremony. I had to get my groomsmen to help kid in a big arch from outside because they said there was nobody there to move it. Some of the lights fell down inside the venue and I had to get on a ladder and fix them myself. For what we paid, they should have had someone there to help. Look somewhere else if you’re looking for a wedding venue.
Had a wonderful tour with Marlene this morning. Especially loved seeing the white thoroughbreds in barn 28. They were so loving and a joy to interact with. Thank you Marlene!
We had a wonderful tour led by Annette! She was very informative and actually took the time to allow us to visit a horse that we had stabled there.