Kentucky Horse Park

Traveling Vietnam Wall at KY Horse Park

Dates: 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

The Traveling Wall will be open to the public beginning at noon on Thursday, July 9, and stay open 24 hours a day through noon on Sunday, July 12. Please note that there is no parking or admission fee for patrons visiting the park for the purpose of viewing the wall.

 

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KY Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Bluegrass Cycling Club

Drive-Thru Wagering at KHP

Dates: 
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Beat the crowd with our Derby Day wagering option and place your Kentucky Derby bets conveniently at The Kentucky Horse Park. Betting will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. 

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering Options (Saturday, May 2):
The Kentucky Horse Park will have six drive-thru wagering windows available from  8 a.m. until the Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Drive-Thru Wagering at KHP

Dates: 
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Beat the crowd with our advanced wagering option and place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets conveniently at The Kentucky Horse Park. Betting will open at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. 

Advance Wagering Options (Friday, May 1):
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for advance wagering and remain open until 6 p.m.

Please note tomorrow's drive-thru availability, as well.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering Options (Saturday, May 2):
The Kentucky Horse Park will have six drive-thru wagering windows available from  8 a.m. until the Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park
Phone: 
859-233-4303

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Bluegrass Cycling Club

The Great American Fitness Challenge

Dates: 
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 7:00am
Event Description: 

A Challenge for Everyone. A Running & Endurance series created from 15 years of fitness event experience across the country. We’re on a mission to highlight America’s most fit, while promoting fitness for everyone. This celebration is open to all fitness levels & participation and will take place at the Steeplechase Field in the Kentucky Horse Park. Walk the 5K, Run the 15K, push yourself in the Open Division or give it all you’ve got with the Elite. You have been challenged!

If you are in a fitness program, this event is for you. You don’t need to be an Iron Man to enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park Cross Country Course and its challenges. For the first time ever, athletes will be afforded the opportunity to traverse the three mile Steeplechase Endurance Event course with horse jumps, body weight exercises, and strong man events. Your training and agility will prepare you to accelerate through the finish line.

Set in rolling hills in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass, the horse jump obstacles may require balancing, climbing and jumping. In between each vault are challenges that will test your core strength, endurance and overall fitness while designed for anyone in a fitness program to be able to achieve.

Come ready for a fun yet challenging experience. The Open is for casually trained athletes as well as those that train often.

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Hosted by: 
Brainbox
Phone: 
(305) 310-6821

DR. PELLOM MCDANIELS, III TO APPEAR ON APRIL 30 AT KHP FOR ISAAC MURPHY BOOK SIGNING

Dates: 
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

Dr Pellom McDaniels, III will sign his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy, on Thursday, April 30th from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm at the Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop.

Please see the press release below for even more information about the book, author, and event.

Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III to Appear on April 30 at KHP for Isaac Murphy Book Signing

The Keeneland Library Lecture Series on April 29 moves to the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, where Dr. Pellom McDaniels, III will discuss his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Lyric Theatre at 300 East Third Street. McDaniels’ presentation will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Born in Central Kentucky in 1861, Murphy competed in 11 runnings of the Kentucky Derby and became the first jockey to win the race three times: Buchanan (1884), Riley (1890) and Kingman (1861). He died of pneumonia in Lexington in 1896 and in 1955 became the first jockey elected to the Racing Hall of Fame. Murphy is considered one of the greatest riders in the history of the sport.

McDaniels, a former professional football player, is faculty curator of African-American collections and assistant professor of African-American studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He said he had never heard of Murphy until around 2007 when he was researching the importance of sports to African-Americans during the mid- to late-19th century.

He conducted extensive research in Kentucky, including the Keeneland Library, for his book about Murphy. McDaniels’ book explores the social, political, cultural and economic circumstances and consequences that led to Murphy’s decision to ride and the factors near the end of the 19th century that led to the exclusion of black men from horse racing and other occupations considered “too good” for them.

The Keeneland Library Lecture is one of several special public and private events in which McDaniels and members of his family will participate during his four-day visit to Lexington and Louisville. Free public events in Lexington are:

April 28
6 p.m. – McDaniels will present “An Evening in Isaac Murphy’s Parlor” at the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden on East Third Street. The event will include a dedication of the amphitheater.

April 29
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Keeneland Library Lecture Series with McDaniels at the Lyric Theatre.

April 30
Noon-1 p.m. – The University of Kentucky’s History Department hosts McDaniels’ presentation in the William T. Young Library, Room B108-C.

3:30-5 p.m. – The Kentucky Horse Park and the International Museum of the Horse present a book signing with McDaniels at the Gift Shop.

6 p.m. – Official welcome to McDaniels from the Urban City Council before its meeting at the Government Center at 200 E. Main Street.

The Keeneland Library, established in 1939, is a public research/reference library that is one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. For its contributions to the Thoroughbred industry, the Library received the 2002 Special Eclipse Award.

The Library Lecture Series is designed to spotlight notable horses and people in Thoroughbred racing.

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Hosted by: 
KHP GIft Shop
Phone: 
859-259-4234

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Bluegrass Cycling Club

Bluegrass Cycling Club

Dates: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 5:30pm
Event Description: 

Monday nights at 5:30pm from April 13 – October 26
The Bluegrass Cycling Club is a volunteer, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to encourage bicycling for health, recreation, and transportation; to promote bicycle safety; to improve bicycling facilities; and to further all phases of bicycling.
 
Established in 1970 as the Bluegrass Wheelmen in Lexington, Kentucky, we have members throughout central Kentucky and beyond. We have weekend rides scheduled from March through October and host the Horsey Hundred and Red River Rally We bike for recreation, transportation, and competition.
 
The Bluegrass Cycling Club checks-in, and departs as a group from the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center parking lot.

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Kentucky Horse Park Run Club

Dates: 
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

A new and FREE activity will begin at the park this summer! The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday from June 1- September 28 between 5-8pm. Run or walk our routes at your own pace through the beautiful property. Road bike enthusiasts are also welcome to join the Bluegrass Cycling Club as they make their around Lexington and Georgetown.  It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meet-and-greets. 

June 1 will feature our food truck friends from Sweet Lily and the Snack Shack. Be sure to stop for safety and awareness information at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Ped/Bike Program table.

June 8 will host the great John’s Run/Walk Shop, along with Honnah Lee Bubble Tea and Bradford BBQ food trucks.

Don’t forget to get your puppy a snack at the Bluegrass Barkery truck, here every week! For more information, please contact Candace Rose at 859-259-4267.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Run Club