CLAIBORNE 10am – 11am
A leader in the Thoroughbred farm industry for generations, Claiborne is famously home to the grave of Secretariat, widely believed to be one of the best racehorses of all time.Steeped in history and a commitment to ‘doing the usual, unusually well’, Claiborne is home to top stallions Runhappy, Orb, and War Front.
LUNCH – COUNTY CLUB 11:45am
County Club is a local favorite, committed to the American tradition of smoking meats using hardwoods and low temperatures. Come for the vibe, too – and don’t miss the daily specials!
DARBY DAN 2pm-3pm
Visitors to Darby Dan will get a behind-the scenes look at the operations of a working Thoroughbred farm. Among the stallion roster are Dialed In, Shackleford and Tapiture. This location also was the filming location for the major motion picture, Disney’s Secretariat. Darby Dan is truly a historic location, and the original manor house has been restored to include a trophy room with memorabilia from the farm’s storied past.
BUFFALO TRACE DISTILLERY 4pm
Round out your day at Frankfort’s historic Buffalo Trace distillery, where they’ve been distilling Kentucky bourbon whiskey for over 200 years. Also a National Historic Landmark, Buffalo Trace offers free tours to their guests, including sampling their fine products. (For this reason, we do ask that you visit the horse farms first, and the bourbon distillery last!)
Note: This itinerary is a suggestion only and is based on a sample of what tours may be available. Each Horse Country tour requires that guests be ticketed. Tickets are available for purchase at wwww.visithorsecountry.com or by calling 859-963-1004