Keeneland: Kentucky’s Connection to Thoroughbred Racing
Learn the story of Kentucky’s proud racing traditions as you visit a historic breeding farm, speak with professional trainers, explore Kentucky Horse Park and spend a day at the races.
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Program No. 16776RJ
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Gain a new perspective on thoroughbred horse breeding and the racing industry in the heart of “The Horse Capital of the World” — Lexington, Kentucky. Amid the rolling hills of the Bluegrass Region, meet with thoroughbred racing insiders to learn about the prominent bloodlines of the winning horses, training techniques and the history of this illustrious sport. Enjoy an extended visit to a major breeding farm, explore Kentucky Horse Park, an equestrian park that is dedicated to the relationship between horse and man, and spend a full day of racing at the world-renowned Keeneland Race Course.
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On Your Feet
Walking up to a mile on uneven ground.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the intricacies of this “Sport of Kings” as experts discuss the breeding, training and racing of these beautiful animals.
  • Explore Kentucky Horse Park, which has had horses on the property for over 200 years and is home to the remains of one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time – Man o’ War.
  • Decipher the racing form during a session on handicapping, and learn how to bet based on the facts — combined with some best-hunch guesses!
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Ellis Starr
Ellis Starr, also known as “Ubercapper”, has been studying horse racing and handicapping for over 35 years. Ellis fully understands all aspects of handicapping and wagering and was one of the first in his profession to publish his selections on the Internet. He is the national racing analyst for Equibase, writing a widely distributed “Race of the Week” story covering the biggest races in North America, which also appear on the racing industry’s fan site, America’s Best Racing. He is a regular on Sam Spear’s “At the Track” weekly radio broadcast in San Francisco and Memphis, and his selections and analysis for races around the country can be found on numerous industry web sites.
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