Thoroughbred Park, Lexington

Thoroughbred Park, Lexington (must see)

Thoroughbred Park is one of the best examples of the role that Thoroughbred racing plays in Lexington's life. A part of the city's park system, this popular location spans 2.75 acres, with distinct sections dedicated to different aspects of horse racing. Twelve bronze statues, fountains, and landscaped areas help bring attention to local racing history, along with forty-four plaques that honor the people most involved with racing.

A multi-level area featuring trees, a stone wall, and seating help provide a nice place to relax. Seven of the statues feature life-size horses and jockeys in bronze, featuring the likenesses of famous figures such as Pay Day and Jerry Bailey.

The Winner's Circle part of the park has a reflection pool that also features water jets for greater contrast. There is also a granite plaza near the pool, helping to create an area that is a visual treat to enjoy.

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Thoroughbred Park on Map

Sight Name: Thoroughbred Park
Sight Location: Lexington, USA (See walking tours in Lexington)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in Lexington, Kentucky

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Create Your Own Walk in Lexington

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lexington is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historical Buildings

Historical Buildings

This self guided walking tour takes you to visit the important historic buildings such as the Hopemont, McAdams and Morford Building, Pope Villa and other edifices that have significant historical or architectural contribution to the city landscape of Lexington. Many of these buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places and they tell so much about the history of the city.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 Km or 1.5 Miles
Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington Introduction Walking Tour

Lexington is Kentucky's second-largest city and the Fayette County seat. The city is most famous for the Thoroughbred racing industry but has so much to offer besides attractions related to racing. This city dates back to 1782 when Kentucky was still part of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was settled by frontiersmen under the leadership of William McConnell.

During the 19th century, the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles