Kentucky Horse Park

Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History

Dates: 
Monday, March 9, 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, March 21, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2015 exhibit, Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History: Recent Donations & Special Selections will feature new acquisitions to the permanent collection along with loans of unusual items from several collectors of Saddlebred memorabilia. By showcasing recent gifts to the collection and loans of relevant pieces, the exhibit is both a thank you to our donors and a way to expose the public to some unique bits of Saddlebred history that are not yet a part of our collection. Bits & Pieces of Saddlebred History will run from March 9, 2015 through March 21, 2016. 
 

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Derby

Dates: 
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30am to 6:15pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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

Drive-Thru Wagering for Ky Oaks

Dates: 
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
Event Description: 

Avoid the traffic on Versailles Road and beat the crowds to place your Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby bets with our advanced wagering options at the Kentucky Horse Park, conveniently located on Iron Works Pike off of Interstate 75, Exit 120, on the north side of Lexington between Georgetown Road and Newtown Pike.  Six drive-thru wagering windows will open on both days, immediately within the main entrance gate of the park. Neither parking nor park admission is required.

Kentucky Oaks Wagering - Friday, May 6
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 8 a.m. for the Kentucky Oaks day and Kentucky Derby day advance wagering, and remain open until 6 p.m.

Kentucky Derby Day Wagering - Saturday, May 7
Kentucky Horse Park drive-thru wagering will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain open until Kentucky Derby post-time (approximately 6:24 p.m.).

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

Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dates: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event Description: 

Love bourbon? Never tried it? Attend one of the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tastings at the Rolex Kentucky! For $15, a Maker’s Mark Distillery Bourbon Specialist will guide you through a tasting of three select Maker’s Mark bourbons — Maker’s Mark, Maker’s 46 and Maker’s Mark Cask Strength Bourbon, which will leave you feeling like a bourbon expert. Plus, you receive a goodie bag with purchase of a tasting ticket! Tickets are selling quickly so make sure to book early for a unique experience at the Rolex Kentucky!

All participants must be 21 years of age or older. Voucher for tickets will be included for pre-ordered tickets. Vouchers will be exchanged for tickets at the box office with Valid ID.

Buy your tickets here (listed with the seat tickets) or call the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Box Office (859-254-8123) to add Maker’s Mark Bourbon Tasting tickets to your existing order! 

2016 Tasting times
Thursday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Friday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Saturday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.
Sunday: Noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.& 3 p.m.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
(859) 254-8123

RK-5K Twilight Race at the Rolex Kentucky

Dates: 
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Event Description: 

Register now for the second-annual RK-5K Twilight Race at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. This run/walk event will be held Friday evening, April 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. following the day’s competition. Registration is open to the general public that evening after 4 p.m., and will close Wednesday, April 27, at 11:59 a.m. EDT. A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to the Rolex Kentucky official charity, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, so enjoy a great run on the park’s beautiful grounds and support a great Thoroughbred charity at the same time! And their link - http://rk3de.org/add-ons-special-services/rk-5k-race/.

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Hosted by: 
Equestrian Events, Inc.
Phone: 
859-233-2362

The Gobbler Half Marathon

Dates: 
Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

3 Way Racing is a professional race management and timing company that serves the running, cycling, triathlon and multisport community.Their goal is to produce safe, challenging, fun and family-friendly events for all levels of competition.

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Hosted by: 
3 Way Racing

Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational

Dates: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational is a high school cross country competition hosted by Lexington Catholic High School. A small fee will be charged to spectators that will benefit the high school. For more information about the Lexington Catholic Cross Country Invitational please call (859)-276-5086 or visithttp://www.lexingtoncatholic.com/lcccinvitational.html.

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Hosted by: 
Lexington Catholic High School
Phone: 
859-276-5086

The Glo Run

Dates: 
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Event Description: 

The Glo Run is a night time 5K thru a 1980's themed glowing wonderworld of a course. You will be taking selfies galore in front of huge glowing boomboxes, giant glowing '80s mobile phones, light shows and more.

7:55 p.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Open at Start/Finish Location 
8:50 p.m. Last Minute Registration & Packet Pick Up Close
9:00 p.m. Costume Contest
9:20 p.m. 5k Start
9:30 p.m. DJ Starts Bustin' Jams

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Hosted by: 
The Glo Run
Phone: 
224-757-5425

Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals

Dates: 
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:00am to Friday, December 30, 2016 - 5:00pm
Event Description: 

The American Saddlebred Museum’s 2016 exhibit will open to the public on April 1, 2016. Titled Trainers’ Treasures: Gifts From Saddlebred Professionals, the exhibit will run through December 30, 2016.

Trainers’ Treasures will consist of items that have been donated to the Museum over the past 50 years by professional horsemen and women from within the Saddlebred industry. Paintings, photographs, sculptures, and tack used by famous Saddlebred trainers and their horses will be included. Some of the items were created by the donors, some were used by the donors and some were collected by the donors. This will be a diverse exhibit, filled with items of importance to the industry and to the professionals who donated them.

The American Saddlebred Museum and Gift Shop, aka The Showplace for Saddlebreds, is located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, and is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission to the Museum also includes free admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. As always, Museum members receive free admission to both the Showplace for Saddlebreds and the Kentucky Horse Park, as well as 10% off on Gift Shop and online purchases. If you are attending the Kentucky Spring Premier Horse Show April 14 - 16, 2016, be sure to stop by the Museum to see this exhibit! Contact Kim Skipton at Kim@asbmuseum.org  or 859-259-2746 for more information.

Hosted by: 
The American Saddlebred Museum
Phone: 
(859) 259-2746

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club

Dates: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Description: 

The Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club will meet every Monday from June 6 to September 26. Check-in is between 5-8pm. It all starts at the Kentucky Horse Park Visitor Center, featuring local craft beers, food trucks, information tables and horse meet-and-greets. This is a free event and participants can run or walk our routes at their own pace. Kids, joggers/strollers and leashed dogs are welcome!

Road bike enthusiasts are also welcome to join the Bluegrass Cycling Club as they make their way around Lexington and Georgetown. Rides leave the park at 6pm, so please arrive early.

We are excited to welcome back our vendor and food truck friends from last year, and a few new ones, as well. New activities will include massages, stretching, yoga and more! All first time participants will receive a complimentary general admission pass to come back and visit the Kentucky Horse Park.

For more information, please contact Candace Rose at 859-259-4267.

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Hosted by: 
Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club
Phone: 
859-259-4267