Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park and Rood & Riddle Announce Man o’ War Look-Alike Contest

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The Kentucky Horse Park and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital have joined together to create the My Man o’ War Look-Alike photo contest. This social media event challenges horse owners to submit photos of their horse recreating a famous photo of Man o’ War that is posted on the Kentucky Horse Park, Rood & Riddle, and Hats Off Day Facebook pages. The contest is open to any equine breed and gender. To be eligible, the horse must have a similar pose and/or likeness to Man o’ War, based on the photo shown on Facebook.

Kentucky Horse Park to Host Man o’ War Movie Night

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The Man o’ War Celebration, presented by Windstream, continues at the Kentucky Horse Park with a special movie night on June 24 from 6-10 p.m. Sponsored by the Keeneland Kids Club, the event will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the famous racehorse and is part of a season-long series of Man o’ War-themed events hosted by the Kentucky Horse Park.

Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission

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The Kentucky Horse Park Commission will meet on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held in the North Exhibit Hall at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.  
Meeting of Kentucky Horse Park Commission
Thursday, June 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. EDT
North Exhibit Hall, Alltech Arena, Kentucky Horse Park
1. Welcome and Call to Order from Chair – Tandy Patrick
2. Approval of Minutes of April 20 Commission Meeting
·Tab 1 - Minutes from 4/20/17 Commission Meeting

Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club Returns in 2017

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The popular Kentucky Horse Park Run/Walk Club returns to the park on Monday nights this summer, June 5 to September 25, from 5-8 p.m., with the exception of Labor Day, Monday, September 4. The free event is open to people of all ages who would like to run or walk the park’s scenic grounds, and the event is family-friendly and leashed dogs are welcome.

Eugenio Garza and Armani SL Z Save The Best for Last in $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3*

Eugenio Garza and Armani SL Z

The atmosphere at the Kentucky Horse Park was electric on Friday night as fans came out to watch the $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* as part of the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show. Sixty-four riders competed their horses for a chance to not only win the 1.45m class, but also earn valuable points towards winning the Hagyard Challenge Series. Eugenio Garza, of Mexico, was victorious aboard Armani SL Z even though Roberto Teran of Columbia and Il Rubacuori held a seemly unbeatable lead until the very end. Santiago Lambre and Dingeman finished in a close third place.

Richie Moloney Kicks Off Kentucky Spring Classic with $35,000 Welcome Stake Win

Richie Maloney, Welcome Speed

The Kentucky Spring Classic kicked off its international competition at the Kentucky Horse Park with the $35,000 Welcome Speed Stake CSI3*. The class tested 46 athletes over a single round speed course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal. Ireland's Richie Moloney came out on top with his longtime partner Slieveanorra after producing a clear round in a time of 61.88 seconds.

NBC’s Broadcast of the Rolex Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover Reports Viewership for 2017 RK3DE

Rolex KY Three-Day Event

The 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE) took place April 26-29 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. As America’s only top CCI4* event and the Rolex/USEF CCI4* Eventing National Championship, the RK3DE saw a crowd of nearly 80,700 spectators gather to show their support for some of the world’s top horses.

$50,000 Hagyard Challenge Series Returns to 2017 Kentucky Horse Shows

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The Kentucky Spring Horse Shows will be getting underway in May at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and one of the highlight events will be the kick-off of the 2017 Hagyard Challenge series, sponsored by the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. The Hagyard Challenge series consists of seven grand prix classes to be held during the 2017 show series at the Kentucky Horse Park. Following the final event, a cash prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the rider accumulating the most points throughout the series.